How an autonomous vehicle maker slashed the supply chain with 3D Printing

How an autonomous vehicle maker slashed the supply chain with 3D Printing

3D printing is gaining wider use in the automotive sector. A new case study shows how Local Motors, an autonomous and open source vehicle manufacturer, is using 3D printing to save time and money. The Phoenix, Arizona based company has a stated focus on low-volume manufacturing, and operates using micro-factories. Producing vehicles on demand presents a number of unique challenges, including logistics issues such as handling inventory and supply chain management. Suitable solutions may not always be available off-the-shelf. Local Motors and their “Olli” driverless shuttle project while no longer solely a prototype is not aiming for mass-production stage […]

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