Skorpion Engineering Accelerates Development of Luxury Car Prototypes by 50% Using Stratasys Additive Technologies
Ability to respond to customer demands within 24-hours streamlines supply chain efficiency, optimizing production time and accelerating time-to-market
Additive technologies offer improved accuracy, performance and weight-saving, compared to traditional clay counterparts
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High-Performance Automotive Components Produced 50% Faster
This is exemplified by a recent project which saw the company produce a
full-sized car bumper. Utilizing the large build tray of its
According to Moriggi, beyond the incredible time-savings, the ability to replace heavy clay prototypes with lightweight yet robust FDM materials, is integral to providing customers with improved part aerodynamics while offering the same mechanical characteristics as the final component.
“Crucially, this ability to produce fully-functional parts with improved performance allows our customers to undergo aesthetic and functionality verification significantly faster. This directly enhances their overall production cycle and helps accelerate their time-to-market,” he adds.
Customized, Precise Prototypes
When it comes to customized, precise prototypes, the company calls upon its haul of PolyJet 3D printers. A recent project saw the company deploy its Objet350 Connex3 3D Printer to simultaneously combine varying textures of rigid and soft material to produce a highly-accurate vehicle dashboard in one print.
“The ability to combine contrasting material characteristics permits us to optimize parts and indicate how our customers can save both time and capital by overcoming engineering challenges early in the design phase. In terms of the dashboard, we could deliver this to our customer 50% faster compared to traditional methods,” explains Moriggi.
“As we continue to push the prototyping capabilities of our 3D printers, we are discovering the wider manufacturing potential they possess,” he adds. “In fact, our goal is to utilize additive manufacturing to realize the production of a fully-functional concept car within the next five years.”
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