Ford begins testing 3D printing large car parts for cost-effective customization

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 09:  Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford, speaks at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The show is open to the public from January 14-22.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The spoiler on a future Ford car you buy might be 3D-printed. Ford Motor Company announced on Monday that they’ve begun testing 3D printing of large-scale parts, using tech provided by 3D printing industry giant Stratasys. The pilot project is designed to find out how Ford might be able to use 3D printing to make large parts, tooling and components at relatively small volumes, where… Read More

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