The tool making division of Audi has utilized 3D printing technology to make a half-size scale model of the 1936 Auto Union Typ 3C race auto.
A significant part of the Typ 3C scale model was made by a 3D printer that uses a specific sintering laser to melt layers of metallic powder. The grains of the powder have a distance across of somewhere around 15 and 40 microns, or around a large portion of that of a human hair.
The organization is capable, at present, to print in either steel or aluminum, and can create things with a greatest length of 240mm and a tallness of 200mm.
As per the extravagance automaker, this writing of printing can make segments with complex geometries that are inconceivable or hard to deliver utilizing more customary strategies. Audi likewise guarantees that parts 3D printed along these lines have a higher thickness than comparative things made by either bite the dust throwing or hot shaping.
The auto producer hasn’t itemized to what extent it took to print the imitation, nor does it state which segments were made through 3D printing.
Audi says that it is presently investigating whether there are generation potential outcomes for parts made by 3D metal printers, particularly for complex segments. On the off chance that 3D printed parts wind up underway Audi autos, they will in the long run be utilized by different brands possessed by the Volkswagen Group.
At the current year’s Detroit automobile fair, we saw a running 3D printed imitation of the Shelby Cobra produced using carbonfibre-fortified plastic. We additionally identifies with one of the lead specialists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory about the conceivable outcomes that 3D printing may open up for both little and huge scale automakers.