Carbon and Lamborghini partners to digitally manufacture auto parts at scale

Lamborghini fuel cap with Urus labelCarbon announced a strategic partnership with Lamborghini in digital manufacturing. Lamborghini’s first production parts namely, a new textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a clip component for an air duct will leverage Carbon’s technology for production of the auto parts at scale. However, both these parts are of Lamborghini’s Super SUV model which was introduced in 2018.

Carbon is highly committed to bringing around a digital manufacturing revolution and ensures consistent advances in software, hardware, and material science. The Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology of Carbon makes use of light and oxygen for rapid production of products from a pool of resin.

This innovative technique uses over-the-air software updates combined with innovative materials and data-centric hardware. This paves the way for designers and engineers to produce unprecedented products, both economically and at mass scale.

Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. expressed: “Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,”

“By partnering with Carbon, we are designing on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster, and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market. We are looking forward to a sustainable, successful partnership with Carbon.”

Lamborghini, in association with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab, is availing of Carbon printers and DLS technology to redesign many of its parts for the vehicle interior, mirror assembly, and accessory components to achieve the target to product light-weight, durable and end-use parts. Epoxy (EPX) 82- Carbon’s durable material withstands the high pressures, temperature requirements essential for such applications. Carbon has well powered Lamborghini to produce high quality, lighter-weight parts more efficiently.

This unique subscription-based model of Carbon lets close alignment with the business needs of its customers by providing regular updates of over-the-air software, continuous training and education programs, and one-to-one customer service.

As a result, it builds great partnerships with customers and opens up channels for new business models across a variety of industries. The Adidas Futurecraft 4Drunning shoe, Riddell’s Speedflex Precision Diamond football helmet, Ford’s new end-use automotive parts are some recent proof-points that showcase how Carbon’s digital manufacturing platform is supporting companies. This has really made possible for a wide range of industries to re-imagine products and make what was once thought to be challenging and un-makeable at scale.

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