Strengthen your automotive manufacturing processes

Additive technology is truly becoming an important part of automotive supply chains. From prototyping to mass production of engine, transmission, and chassis components, the ready are evaluating how additive can drive greater returns on investment. 

for the ready

Now, automotive manufacturers are evaluating how metal additive can drive greater returns on investment with enhanced products and streamlined processes. AM allows OEMs and suppliers to focus on both productivity and quality of parts. 

With GE Additive as your trusted partner, you can:

• Increase productivity and part quality with tooling incorporating conformal cooling channels.
• Save time and costs in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
• Rapid prototype castings and parts that used to take months, now shortened to days.
• Produce inventory parts on demand (added value stream for no-source parts).
• Shorten lead times and lower expenditures with an efficient supply chain.
• Improve the final product with materials, like highly alloyed tool steel and pure copper.
• Truly differentiate your product with new IP.
• Convert your prototype technology into your mass production method of choice.
• Leverage GE’s technical expertise and material parameters to go fast with confidence.

Download our playbookPlanning a Successful Transition to Serial Additive Production, in which we share some lessons learned on our own additive journey to help others as they take steps to shift to industrialization.

Case study

HRE Wheels is revolutionizing the wheel with additive manufacturing. The HRE3D+ is the result of an intensive design collaboration between HRE Wheels and GE Additive's AddWorks team. The two companies worked together to push the boundaries of what is possible to create the first 3D-printed titanium automotive wheel.

  • Revolutionary method of custom wheel fabrication
  • Printed in five separate spoke sections
  • 50 kg forging reduced to 10 kg (80% less waste) with Arcam EBM technology
  • Post-processing: Five-hour machine time reduced to 15 mins
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AddWorks Engineering Support

Wherever you’re at on your path to full metal additive production, our team is ready to help you bring new innovation to market faster.

What are our AddWorks Workshops? 
Learn foundational knowledge and additive strategies in a classroom environment. Workshops typically run three to five days.

What are the Application Sprints? 
Get comprehensive support anywhere on your path to production with workshops and training, and/or hands-on consulting with GE’s AddWorks experts.

AddWorks Design support

Powders for Automotive

We’ve carefully developed our powders to seamlessly fit into the entire GE Additive ecosystem and provide total compatibility with our machines. We provide metal powders, process settings and support for these materials ideal for the automotive industry:

  • Stainless Steels
  • Maraging Steel 
  • Aluminums
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium 
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Pure Copper
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Optimize your processes with proven metal additive
solutions for automotive manufacturers.

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Tomas Kellner
19 September 2019