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NewsFord will 3D-print parts for the Shelby GT500 at its new manufacturing facility

00:40  07 december  2018
00:40  07 december  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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The upcoming Mustang Shelby GT 500 will sport two different 3 D - printed parts in its brake system. The Advanced Manufacturing Center will also help Ford develop more collaborative robots ("cobots"), which work alongside humans on assembly lines without the need for safety cages.

Ford , the American automaker, has opened an Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Detroit. At this Center, Ford is also 3 D printing parts for the upcoming Ford Augmented reality helps train workers at the facility to assemble complex parts . Using the virtual reality (VR) goggles workers can

Ford will 3D-print parts for the Shelby GT500 at its new manufacturing facility© CNET

Ford didn't include any gnarly pictures of parts actually being built on 3D printers. Sorry.

Building vehicles the tried-and-true way works, sure, but an automaker will never discover new efficiencies if it doesn't innovate. That's why Ford plunked down a cool $45 million to build its new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan.

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Ford's Advanced Manufacturing Center was built with the express goal of finding new ways to manufacture vehicles. To start, the automaker has highlighted a practice that's already growing in popularity with both businesses and consumers -- 3D printing. The automaker has 23 3D printers at the center, and it's working with 10 different 3D-manufacturing companies across a variety of mediums, including nylon and carbon.

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Ford pointed out that it's already putting 3D-printed parts to task in production cars. The upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500 will sport two different 3D-printed parts in its brake system. The Chinese-market F-150 Raptor has a 3D-printed interior part, too. It's also developing 3D-printed parts for use on assembly lines, and they've already been used to assemble the 2019 Ranger faster.

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Capable of printing automotive parts of practically any shape or length, the Stratasys Infinite Build system could be a breakthrough for vehicle manufacturing The new 3 D printer system is housed at Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn. “With Infinite Build technology, we can print large

Of course, of the 100 employees at the center, not all of them are working on 3D printing. Ford is also using virtual and augmented reality to help design the next generation of assembly lines, which can help experts discover inefficiencies or potential dangers before construction even breaks ground. It also uses AR and VR to help teams communicate better across long distances, since everyone can actually "see" the thing they're talking about.

The Advanced Manufacturing Center will also help Ford develop more collaborative robots ("cobots"), which work alongside humans on assembly lines without the need for safety cages. This is a huge boon to assembly productivity, which is why Ford's looking extra hard at ways to implement cobots in more locations.

Ford is hardly the first automotive company to rely on 3D printing. Porsche uses 3D printing to recreate vintage replacement parts that would be nearly impossible to find otherwise. GM relies on 3D printers to create manufacturing solutions faster than it could source them from outside vendors. And then there's wheel company HRE -- in what might be the most visually spectacular use of automotive 3D printing, HRE 3D-printed a set of wheels from titanium powder.

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