Made without moulds, with no limits on design and 10 times faster.
3D Maquinser has provided the 3D Printing Lab with the HP 3D Multi Jet Fusion technology.
3D printing has endless applications and the automotive industry has been among the first to adopt it, to save time and gain flexibility in all phases of a vehicle’s development and production. This is how the SEAT 3D Printing LAB works.
- The SEAT 3D Lab prints three-dimensional parts for all phases of a vehicle’s development and production process
- Customized tools or mirrors leave this laboratory where, in 15 hours, elements are manufactured that would take weeks to produce with the usual system
- The future lies in customising parts for the customer and even printing spare parts
The limit is in the imagination. “If you can imagine it, we can do it”. This is the motto of the 3D printing laboratory located in the SEAT Prototype Centre. With this premise, its 9 printers work for all areas of SEAT, such as design, production or logistics, making all kinds of elements. “One of the advantages is that we can apply infinite geometries and thus execute any type of design with high precision for all areas of the factory, however complicated it may seem, without moulds. And all in times that are impossible to achieve with the normal process,” says Norbert Martín, head of SEAT’s 3D Printing LAB.
A future in 3D printing. The technology already exists and its applications are endless. Now the focus is on new customer-centred applications with customised parts, special series or hard-to-find spare parts. “If, for example, you need a part from one of our historic models that is no longer in production, we could print it,” concludes Norbert Martin.