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Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovations Impacting Automotive Sector (Technical Insights)

Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovations Impacting Automotive Sector (Technical Insights)

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly growing technology that includes rapid prototyping and three-dimensional (3D) printing. These technologies are playing a crucial role in transforming industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, fashion and food industry. Additive manufacturing is mainly used for more efficient, less time consuming and less wasteful rapid prototyping and manufacturing ready to use components and parts.

This research service titled ‘Additive Manufacturing Technology Innovations Impacting Automotive Sector’ reviews technology development in additive manufacturing process that might significantly impact the automotive sector. The study covers emerging technology trends in key additive manufacturing process such as 3D printing, fused deposition modelling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS), and electron beam melting (EBM). Additive manufacturing’s impact in the future is expected to go beyond market predictions across multiple industries.

Briefly, this research service provides:
An overview of different technologies in additive manufacturing
Current status of the technologies
Innovations from around the globe
An overview of key challenges and opportunities that could impact the adoption of additive manufacturing in the automotive sector.
A brief snapshot of key patents that provide an insight into notable activities and global participants.
A detailed list of contacts in this field.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Summary
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • An Outlook on Current Additive Manufacturing Technologies in Automotive Sector
    • Significance of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Sector
    • AM Technologies in the Automotive Sector-Overview
    • AM Technologies Competitiveness in the Automotive Sector
    • Factors influencing the Adoption of AM in the Automotive Sector
    • Challenges Hindering the Adoption of AM Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing Status in Automotive Sector
    • Powder Bed Inkjet Printing (3D printing)
    • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
    • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
    • Stereolithography (SLA)
    • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    • Materials Used in Different Additive Manufacturing Technologies
    • Additive Manufacturing-Movers and Shakers
    • Selective Laser Sintering - Innovators Profile
    • Stereolithography - Innovators Profile
    • Fused Deposition Modelling - Innovators Profile
    • Powder Bed Inkjet Printing - Innovators Profile
  • Emerging Innovations Impacting Automotive Sector
    • AM - Innovation Ecosystem
    • Innovations-3D Printing
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MultiFab 3-D Printer
      • MASSIVit 3D-NEW MASSIVIt 1800 Prints Six Foot Tall Objects Very Quickly
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology-"Fab Forms" Design Tool
    • Innovations-Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
      • EOS GmbH, Electro Optical Systems-Laser Sintering Machines (Plastic/Metal)
      • Oxford Performance Materials Inc., (USA)-OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD 3D Printing Platforms
      • SINTERIT -Low Cost, Desktop SLS Printer LISA
      • Divergent Microfactories-3D Printed Node Technology for Vehicles
    • Innovations-Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Technology Impact Assessment
    • Impact Framework of AM on Automotive Sector (2015-2020)
    • Technology Adoption Assessment Outlook (2015-2020)
    • Technology Adoption Framework
  • Conclusion
    • Strategic Insights
  • Key Patents and Contacts
    • Key Patents
    • Key Contacts

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