Better 3D materials; powerful powders/thriftier aluminum parts; wireless 3D printer; SLS material minds the gap.
Mass reduction is critical for fuel economy improvement in any vehicle.
A quick survey of some of the latest issues and developments in the plastics field.
Remember those Saturn commercials showing shopping carts bouncing harmlessly off of plastic body panels? Good idea, right? But apparently the approach never really caught on. Now the question is: will it ever?
Having conquered interiors and trim parts, plastics are now making inroads into automotive structural components with the help of an unlikely ally–steel.
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