Bentley Driving Car Design with Stratasys 3D Printing
(Stratasys) Bentley is driving scalable car design with Stratasys 3D printing, enabling the design team to easily and quickly simulate exactly how different parts will function and look prior to actual production.
Bentley’s design studio uses Objet30 Pro desktop and Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D printers for assessment and testing of car parts. With the high precision capabilities of Stratasys 3D printers, any designed part can be fabricated and prototyped in miniature, including tires, headlamps, door mirrors and even the crystal decanter. The Objet500 Connex gives the design team the unique capability to combine a variety of different material properties in the same printing process. This enables them to create the true feel and functionality of every conceivable object used on a car’s interior or exterior — from wheel rims and tires to full-size tail pipe trims. It also means a single 3D print can combine rigid, rubber-like, clear and opaque materials.