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Citroën and BASF’s EV concept oli features 20 3D printed parts Additive Manufacturing

It’s no longer about the fastest or most luxurious car. Citroën and BASF have unveiled an all-electric concept car oli [all-ë], as a manifesto on how much can be saved by reducing weight and resource usage. “This concept car shows what can be achieved when partners trust one another and are bold enough to tread new paths,” explained Uta Holzenkamp, President Coatings, representing the automotive team at BASF. “The result is an entire microcosm of ideas and solutions that goes way beyond the original concept.”

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Velo3D qualifies M300 tool steel for use in Sapphire printers Materials

Velo3D, a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, has qualified M300 tool steel, an ultra-low carbon alloy that delivers very high strength and hardness, for use in Velo3D’s Sapphire printers. Velo3D has already seen extensive interest in the alloy from automotive manufacturers for use in high-pressure die cast inserts, injection molding, and other types of tooling.

Scudera Ferrari’s 3D printed cylinder block* drove F175 performance Additive Manufacturing

Scudera Ferrari’s 3D Printed Cylinder Block* Drove F175 Performance

We have been arguing on these pages that the incredible dominance of Mercedes in Formula 1 for the past decade was due in part to the team’s ability to heavily implement AM for both development and optimized parts (and we’ve had sources confirm this). We’ve also argued that Scuderia Ferrari’s failures during the past decade were due to the team’s reticence in adopting AM technology, especially in terms of reliability. Things seem to be turning around with the 066/7 power unit of the new F1 75 car for the 2022 season.