The Next Porsche 911 Could Have 3D Printed Parts

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Porsche is making a big push for 3D-printed parts with its latest investment.

3D printing is revolutionizing car manufacturing, allowing automakers to build cheaper parts at a faster rate. Bugatti 3D-prints tailpipe trim for the Chiron Sport, while Porsche has been experimenting with the technology to create 3D-printed bucket seats for certain Boxster, Cayman, and 911 models, as well as pistons for the 911 GT2 RS. Porsche is making a big push for 3D-printed parts as Porsche Ventures, a subsidiary of Porsche that partners with and invests in entrepreneurs and start-ups, has invested in Intamsys, a leading 3D printing manufacturer that specializes in high-performance materials.

Porsche says 3D printing will play an "important role in promoting the digitalization of companies" and make small-series parts and components more widely available the next time you need a new bumper or spoiler for your 911.

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Based in China and founded in 2016, Intamsys specializes in 3D printing from prototype manufacturing to volume production and has created products for the aerospace, automotive, medical and scientific research industries. Embracing 3D printing could also create new personalization options for Porsche owners. Ford, for example, is allowing owners of the Maverick to design and print their own 3D-printed accessories for the electric pickup truck, so Porsche could offer a similar service in the future.

"Digital transformation has seeped into every aspect of production and daily life, and is listed as one of the core issues in Porsche's operation strategy," said Jens Puttfarcken, President and CEO of Porsche China.

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"Porsche plans to boost the actual application of additive manufacturing technology, and leverage the significant innovation potential of 3D printing in terms of both product and process to offer customers more flexible production and customisation services. We are honoured to support Intamsys as an important partner on Porsche's digital transformation journey, as they help fulfill our vision of the future."

Charles Han, CEO of Intamsys, added: "We are excited to see that our product and vision are recognised and supported by Porsche. In the future, we at Intamsys will continue our close cooperation with Porsche to develop more innovative products, expand the application of additive manufacturing and empower the digital manufacturing transformation of the automotive industry, in a bid to benefit more customers with high-tech solutions."

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