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Additive Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry and the Potential for Driving the Green and Electric Transition

Charles, Amal ORCID iD icon; Hofer, Aileen; Elkaseer, Ahmed; Scholz, Steffen G. ORCID iD icon


The dawn of mainstream electric vehicles is here, with almost all major automotive manufacturers now offering fully electric alternatives to traditional internal combustion-based cars. This is in alignment with major trends in sustainability in today’s world where a reduction in the usage of fossil fuels and other fossil fuel-dependent technologies is being realized. Additive Manufacturing technologies that have in the past been driven by the automotive industry, now present an opportunity for the automotive sector, where greater gains and benefits can be made by its adoption. Additively manufactured parts enable complex optimized design and also promote material efficiency. Moreover, system wide benefits in terms of streamlined supply chains and logistics operations are also possible and promised. This manuscript presents these benefits, the reason for the growing interests and an outlook for the future of integrated, metal- and polymer-based, additive manufacturing within traditional automotive manufacturing process chains.

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-6128-0_32
Zitationen: 15
Zitationen: 16
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Automation und angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-981-16-6127-3
ISSN: 2190-3018, 2190-3026
KITopen-ID: 1000137650
HGF-Programm 43.31.02 (POF IV, LK 01) Devices and Applications
Erschienen in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2021) . Ed.: S. G. Scholz
Veranstaltung 8th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2021), Online, 15.09.2021 – 17.09.2021
Verlag Springer Singapur
Seiten 339-346
Serie Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST) ; 262
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 18.09.2021
Schlagwörter Proposal ID 2017-018-019629: 3DP
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