WEBINAR: The Role of FDM 3D Printing in Automotive and Motorsports

Published on January 16, 2023 by Madeleine P.

When it comes to automobiles and especially motorsports, speed is key. As such, teams and manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to optimize weight on their vehicles. Enter 3D printing. Additive manufacturing is quickly being adopted in the automotive sector, not only as a way to quickly prototype more cost-effective and optimized parts, but also for the creation of final parts. And this is especially the case in motorsports with teams in NASCAR, Formula 1 and Grand Prix motorcycle racing, among others, turning to technologies like FDM for different applications. But how exactly is 3D printing being used in the automotive sector? What are the compatible solutions and processes?

In the webinar, “The Role of FDM 3D Printing in Automotive and Motorsports,” which took place on January 26th at 4PM CET/10AM EST, attendees were able to learn about this and more. We were joined by 3ntr in order to explore how high-performance FDM 3D printing specifically can be used in the automotive industry, especially for motorsports. Moreover, along with Emanuele D’Addario we also were able to delve into specific examples of how high-performance FDM can be used in the sector, including for parts on vehicles. You can find the replay below:


Emanuele D’Addario has more than 15 years of accumulated experience in the Additive Manufacturing sector where he has had the chance to develop his passion in finding new technologies, applying new solutions, learning new processes, crossing applications between markets and knowing new people, all while continuing to add more and more quality to his work. Between his many passions, Emanuele is also a teacher at the ISSAM Institute in Moderna, where he is teaching Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Applications. Since 2019, he has put his expertise at the service of 3ntr where he is the Global Channel Manager.

Christian Fernsebner has been working for years with different additive systems and AM materials, always seeking to find innovative solutions to enrich and improve performance on racing motorbikes. His invaluable contribution, both in terms of design and production, within KTM allows the bikes to benefit from ever more performing and customized elements. His innovative spirit embraces the world of 3D printing, converging in a smart and functional development, for the growth of the racing segment of the historic Austrian motor manufacturer.

Madeleine Prior is the English Content Specialist at 3Dnatives, the leading international online media on 3D printing and additive manufacturing. As part of the team, Madeleine is in charge of defining the content 3Dnatives covers for its English-speaking audience, bringing the latest news about the additive manufacturing sector and its implications to readers.

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