Tue 12, Feb 2019
Lamborghini, the Italian automobile manufacturer, is redesigning various components and implementing digital fabrication of parts by leveraging Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis® (DLS®) technology to produce end-use parts for its Super SUV, the Urus. Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a pool of resin. This innovative approach uses over-the-air software updates combined with connected, data-centric hardware and innovative materials to enable designers and engineers to produce previously un-makeable products, both economically and at mass scale.
Leveraging Carbon printers and DLS technology, Lamborghini, in close collaboration with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab, represented by Nikolai Reimer, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, is redesigning many of the parts in its vehicle interior, mirror assembly, and accessory components to produce light-weight, durable, end-use parts.
Carbon’s durable Epoxy (EPX) 82 material has shown its outstanding ability to withstand high pressures, temperature requirements, as well as impact strength, needed for such applications. Powered by Carbon, Lamborghini can now produce higher quality, lighter-weight parts, at scale and more efficiently.
Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A, commented, “Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing. By partnering with Carbon, we are designing on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market. We are looking forward to a sustainable, successful partnership with Carbon”.
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon has expressed his views that Carbon’s digital manufacturing solutions will empower companies like Lamborghini with the freedom to design and build better products. Carbon’s partnership with Lamborghini is the perfect exemplification of utilization of innovative technology achieved by fusion of design, manufacturability and engineering all into one.
Lamborghini has become one of the first automotive companies to integrate Carbon’s DLS technology into its workflow for the production of end use parts at scale, followed by Ford. Acknowledging rising demands in 3D printing, Carbon has also recently launched a new additive manufacturing platform, the L1, which offers a significantly larger build volume than its previous M1 and M2 3D printers.
News Source: Carbon
Image Source: Lamborghini