Automotive

Going from concept to car, together

Build it fast; build it well; build it affordably — the mantra of the automotive industry. From quick, performant prototypes and visual models to small series manufacturing and automotive tooling, you can tick every box by bringing in 3D printing. Discover how Materialise can help you do it with a portfolio of services dedicated to every stage of the automotive industry workflow.

Man looking at automotive designs on computer screens

Why choose 3D printing?

Rapid time-to-market

Additive manufacturing empowers iterative design. Create, test, and validate designs to get your product to market faster than ever before, or speed up quality management through 3D-printed laser inspection fixtures.

Manage costs and risk

Shorten your supply chain and reduce your storage burden with just-in-time production, and produce small series without the need for cumbersome manufacturing tools. Reduce health-and-safety risks and cut production time with lightweight 3D-printed handheld jigs.

Embrace innovation

Create customized products, explore and test new ideas, and produce small series of high-end parts quickly and cost-effectively through the benefits of additive manufacturing.

Why choose Materialise Manufacturing?

On-hand expertise

When projects get complicated, remove the stress with the support of an expert team. We’ll help manage those complex printing requirements, multiple technologies, assembly needs, and beyond.

Diverse services

Access a complete portfolio of services dedicated to the needs of the automotive industry, from product development and manufacturing to assembly and quality control.

Barrierless prototyping

Create and test new parts quickly and easily without compromising on quality. Order online and choose from an extensive range of finishes and materials, from engineering-grade to aesthetic.

Think big

Size is no issue here. Print models up to 2.1 m in a single piece with our proprietary Mammoth Stereolithography technology.

Design and engineering expertise

Our Design & Engineering team will help you go from concept to creation and even optimize your design for 3D printing along the way.

Ideal materials for the automotive industry

Typical uses of 3D printing in automotive

Concept models

Design true-to-life models, big or small, and do it faster than ever before, thanks to additive manufacturing and the help of an expert team. Choose from a wide range of visual materials and finishes, such as texturing and painting, to create your concepts.

White and gray 3D-printed car seats with shiny bronze accents in either arm.

Inspiration

Get inspired for your next project with a look at how 3D printing has made its mark in the automotive industry.

More inspiration

Get in touch

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