Sep.12, 2013

Bentley Motors is a world-famous manufacturer of high performance cars. The company was founded almost 90 years ago, and today, the company has developed cars best known for their luxury using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology.

3D printer maker Stratasys shared today a video case study showing how Bentley drives scalable car design with Stratasys 3D printing.

Bentley's design studio uses Objet30 Pro desktop and Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printers for assessment and testing of car parts prior to actual production. The Objet500 Connex 3D Printer allows designers to combine a variety of different material properties in the same printing process. This means a single 3D print can combine rigid and rubber-like, clear and opaque materials, for example the team can 3D print a rubber tire on a wheel rim, or just any designed part in miniature, from tires, headlamps and door mirrors right down to the crystal decanter. "In addition, Stratasys rubber-like material enables Bentley to simulate rubber with different levels of hardness, elongation and tear resistance to produce rubber components with a variety of different tensile strengths." writes Stratasys.

Watch the video below how legendary Bentley Motors Ltd is dedicated to using 3D printing to produce small-scale car models as well as full-size parts, for assessment and testing prior to actual production.

 

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