Bentley Motors Leverages Stratasys 3D Printers to Design Luxury Automobiles

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The Objet500 Connex 3D Printer empowers the design studio team at Bentley Motors to combine a variety of material properties within the same printing process. From wheel rims and tires, to full-size tail pipe trims, multi-material 3D printing enables Bentley engineers to produce models across several engineering functions with a diverse range of material properties. A single prototype can combine rigid and rubber-like, clear and opaque materials with no assembly required, enabling you to 3D print, for example, a rubber tire on a wheel rim.

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Bentley designers hone nearly every detail of the car, inside and out, with the help of a 3D printer. Using patented PolyJet technology, Stratasys 3D Printers enable the design studio team to easily and quickly produce small-scale models, as well as full-size parts, for assessment and testing prior to production on the assembly line. Virtually every part is prototyped in miniature.

 

Source: Stratasys Bentley Motors Case Study

 

Jim TeDesco
Marketing Manager
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.