Carbon and Lamborghini expand partnership to manufacture parts for the Sián FKP 37

Published on December 17, 2019 by Carlota V.
Carbon and Lamborghini

The collaboration between Carbon and Lamborghini made quite a bit of noise in the industry when it was announced in February. Carbon had created some parts for Urus, Lamborghini’s first SUV model. Since, the companies have been working on how they will additively manufacture parts for Lamborghini’s first hybrid production car, the Sián FKP 37.

Today, the companies announced that the Sián FKP 37 will integrate 3D printed air vents. These air vents will be produced using Carbon’s technology, Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) and designed by Lamborghini. Ultimately, for the luxury car manufacturer the aim is to produce better parts, while also accelerating product development. Carbon explains that it managed to bring the lead time down by 12 weeks – Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer at Lamborghini added: “With the Carbon Digital Manufacturing Platform, we were able to go from an initial concept to showing the final part on a show car in only three weeks, passing through many different design iterations to get the best result. Just three months later, we were able to move into production.”

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Central Air Vent | Credits: Carbon

Carbon’s technology accelerates manufacturing

This partnership will continue between the two giants, Stefan Gramse explained in more detail: “Moving forward we are putting more effort and resources on using additive manufacturing technologies for production of parts for Lamborghini vehicles, and in working with Carbon, we have found a partner that shares our vision for creating best-in-class products that push the limits of what’s possible.”

You will not have missed that Carbon raised $260 million in growth funding this year, showcasing the optimism players have in the technology. The company has been working on multiple projects with big names such as Riddell, Adidas, or Ford, aiming to offer mass customization to companies. The mission of the company has always been to reinvent how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered. Unlike the usual layer-by-layer approach at 3D printing, Carbon uses Digital Light Synthesis, which resembles much more injection molding technology. It uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with very high mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish.

The Carbon L1 3D printer | Credits: Carbon

We cannot wait to see parts Lamborghini and Carbon work on next! You can find more information HERE.

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