Automotive

Automotive Additive Manufacturing

Proto Precision Additive specializes in automotive additive manufacturing services with a focus on quality, part-count reduction, innovation and fast project turnaround times for our clients and customers.

Our Automotive Additive Manufacturing Capabilities

Additive manufacturing gives automobile designers ultimate design freedom to produce custom, lightweight and durable vehicle parts that cannot be made with traditional manufacturing methods.  Instead of being constrained to the requirements of traditional manufacturing, additive manufacturing with Proto Precision Additive allows the unique ability to rapidly build even the most complex automobile components. Our additive manufacturing capabilities allows you to bring your research and development efforts into the real world faster to expedite the process of turning your concept into functioning hardware.

Additive manufacturing can increase performance by reducing component weight and embedding hydraulic channels in the printed hardware, reducing the need for expensive secondary operations and machining steps.

Additional Areas of Specialization:

  • Welding
  • Large-Part Additive Manufacturing
  • Alignment
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Hybrid manufacturing

The Types of Vehicle Components Proto Precision Additive Can Prototype & Create:

  • Battery Housings
  • Bumpers
  • Cooling Systems & Vents
  • Engine hardware
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Hinges, Brackets & Gears
  • Intake Manifolds
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A Closer Look: Reverse Engineering of Honda 2-Cycle Exhaust

  • The shape of 2-stroke exhaust expansion chambers is critical to engine power output and efficiency. Expansion chamber shapes are designed with significant trial and error and tuned racing bike expansion chambers are not mass produced
  • A customers requested that we duplicate the expansion chamber on his racing bike in the event that it became damaged in a crash
  • Proto Precision Additive:
    • Created a solid-model exact copy of the expansion chamber
    • Split the exhaust into multiple sections
    • Create unique alignment features to ensure that the hardware was assembled properly, with the right angle and the correct order
    • Printed each sub-part and welded the completed expansion chamber
    • Confirmed bike fit-up
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