In the Industry 4.0 scenario, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies play a fundamental role in the automotive field, even in more traditional sectors such as the restoration of vintage cars. Car manufacturers and restorers benefit from a digital production workflow to reproduce spare parts that are no longer available on the market, starting with original components, even if they are damaged. This review focuses on this market niche that, due to its growing importance in terms of applications and related industries, can be a significant demonstrator of future trends in the automotive supply chain. Through selected case studies and industrial applications, this study analyses the implications of AM from multiple perspectives. Firstly, various types of AM processes are used, although some are predominant due to their cost-effectiveness and, therefore, their better accessibility and wide diffusion. In some applications, AM is used as an intermediate process to develop production equipment (so-called rapid tooling), with further implications in the digitalisation of conventional primary technologies and the entire production process. Secondly, the additive process allows for on-demand, one-off, or small-batch production. Finally, the ever-growing variety of spare parts introduces new problems and challenges, generating constant opportunities to improve the finish and performance of parts, as well as the types of processes and materials, sometimes directly involving AM solution providers.

A Review of Automotive Spare-Part Reconstruction Based on Additive Manufacturing / Dalpadulo, E.; Petruccioli, A.; Gherardini, F.; Leali, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS PROCESSING. - ISSN 2504-4494. - 6:6(2022), pp. 1-25. [10.3390/jmmp6060133]

A Review of Automotive Spare-Part Reconstruction Based on Additive Manufacturing

Dalpadulo E.;Petruccioli A.;Gherardini F.
;
Leali F.
2022

Abstract

In the Industry 4.0 scenario, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies play a fundamental role in the automotive field, even in more traditional sectors such as the restoration of vintage cars. Car manufacturers and restorers benefit from a digital production workflow to reproduce spare parts that are no longer available on the market, starting with original components, even if they are damaged. This review focuses on this market niche that, due to its growing importance in terms of applications and related industries, can be a significant demonstrator of future trends in the automotive supply chain. Through selected case studies and industrial applications, this study analyses the implications of AM from multiple perspectives. Firstly, various types of AM processes are used, although some are predominant due to their cost-effectiveness and, therefore, their better accessibility and wide diffusion. In some applications, AM is used as an intermediate process to develop production equipment (so-called rapid tooling), with further implications in the digitalisation of conventional primary technologies and the entire production process. Secondly, the additive process allows for on-demand, one-off, or small-batch production. Finally, the ever-growing variety of spare parts introduces new problems and challenges, generating constant opportunities to improve the finish and performance of parts, as well as the types of processes and materials, sometimes directly involving AM solution providers.
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A Review of Automotive Spare-Part Reconstruction Based on Additive Manufacturing / Dalpadulo, E.; Petruccioli, A.; Gherardini, F.; Leali, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS PROCESSING. - ISSN 2504-4494. - 6:6(2022), pp. 1-25. [10.3390/jmmp6060133]
Dalpadulo, E.; Petruccioli, A.; Gherardini, F.; Leali, F.
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