Audi Sport Boosts Design and Production With Help of Ultimaker

By embracing 3D printing for tools, Audi Sport has slashed costs while reducing lead times, Audi Sports reports.

By embracing 3D printing for tools, Audi Sport has slashed costs while reducing lead times, Audi Sports reports.

Audi Sport Accelerates Design and Production Processes with trinckle Software and UltiMaker 3D Printers. Image courtesy of Audi, Ultimaker and trinckle.

UltiMaker and trinckle announce a case study showcasing the impact that 3D printing and design automation solutions have on Audi Sport's manufacturing workflow.

Leveraging trinckle's Fixturemate software, Audi Sport designed customized fixtures for assembly in a matter of minutes, compared to hours typically spent with traditional CAD software. This user-friendly software simplified the design process, allowing for precise and easy-to-produce tools, jigs and fixtures.

Equipped with UltiMaker S series 3D printers, the Audi Sport factory now boasts a 3D printing room capable of producing the necessary tools in a single day—a feat that previously took weeks or even months through outsourcing.

The benefits of this approach extend beyond speed. With access to the UltiMaker Marketplace and its wide range of third-party materials, Audi Sport can ensure durability and functionality of applications to withstand the rigors of automotive assembly while protecting delicate components from damage. UltiMaker Cura simplifies the printing process, providing optimized print profiles for preparation of parts.

By embracing 3D printing for tools, Audi Sport has slashed costs while reducing lead times, ensuring that workers have the tools they need when they need them. By leveraging UltiMaker's ecosystem and trinckle's software, fixture design has been made easier, empowering anyone to create custom parts and have benefits of enhanced efficiency and productivity.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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