Additive manufacturing applications in the automotive industry are focused on tooling and improving the flexibility of production lines. Our 3D printing software offers automotive manufacturers considerable savings and numerous benefits.

Working closely with key automotive companies, we’ve seen great success in replacing pick-and-place grippers with 3D printed versions.
After testing of over 100,000 cycles, performance of our 3D-printed pick and place grippers is maintained.

Built with automotive in mind

Our unique Aibuild platform enables our aerospace clients to fully automate the additive manufacturing process.
Optimise part inter-layer strength.

Thermal simulation and optimisation in Aibuild ensures your inter-layer bonding strength is as great as possible, according to the characterised processing properties of your selected material.

Optimise production speed.

Hard definition of deposition rates in Aibuild means you can guarantee your deposition head is being used to its full potential to put down as fast as possible in the right place.

Carbon fibre moulds.

Carbon fibre SMC parts produced from 3D printed moulds at 6 Bar, allowing for 1.6mm laminates from a single ply.

Enable mass customisation.

Custom printing strategies can be defined parametrically and applied to a new CAD in a single click.

Features and Benefits

The world’s most capable additive manufacturing platform. Our technology, testing capabilities and expert team enable industrial 3D printing at scale.

Additive Manufacturing Expertise

Smart people, efficient processes, amazing technology. Aibuild is your full-service additive manufacturing technology partner, providing an agile and open approach along with robust testing and personalised support.

Award-winning Software

Our acclaimed AM software platform, Aibuild, is renowned for its cutting-edge tool pathing capabilities and user-friendly, AI powered interface. Aibuild was awarded “best AM software in 2023” by TCT.

Advanced Automation

Aibuild provides fully automated toolpath generation for industrial additive manufacturing. Our platform’s advanced automation and adaptive capabilities enable fast, predictable and repeatable industrial 3D printing at scale.

Simple to Use

Increase your industrial 3D printing capability through one simple-to-use visual user interface. Easily manage even the most advanced toolpaths across all 3D printers in any location.

Fast, Reliable & Scalable

Successful 3D printing adoption as part of a manufacturing process is dependent on consistency, repeatability and predictability of outcome. Aibuild is designed to enable fast, efficient and predictable additive manufacturing.

Efficiency Gains

Eliminate bottlenecks and recurring build errors. Our clients build successful toolpaths 86% quicker, with failed builds decreased by 65%, parts 3x stronger and a 90% efficiency gain in overall build time.

Artificial Intelligence

Our AI-driven AM platform replaces manual coding with visual programming. We achieve repeatable success by ensuring all system components – hardware, software and materials – operate as a unified, integrated, intelligent automated system.

Reusable Workflows

Develop your own IP and reusable workflows within the Aibuild platform. Fully automate the additive manufacturing process from plan to print, radically improving speed, quality, scalability and application range.


Why is Aibuild the best AM technology partner for automotive?

Aibuild has significant experience in addressing the AM requirements of automotive companies from OEM’s to those that are part of the Automotive supply chain. Our software platform’s ability to manage complex geometries and monitor the production process providing real time monitoring and analytics is uniquely placed to meet the demanding needs of the automotive sector from R&D through to production of tooling and end use parts. Today we have tier 1 OEM clients in both Europe and North America.

What manufacturing processes are supported in your software?

Bring your hardware, printers and processes under one roof. Our platform supports a variety of AM processes, including but not limited to:
Polymer pellet extrusion (also known as FGF)
Polymer filament extrusion (also known as FFF)
Metal wire extrusion (also known as DED, direct energy deposition)
Metal wire arc (also known as WAAM)
Other additive processes
Subtractive processes (e.g. milling for finishing)

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Is LFAM ready for production? Is it still in a research-stage?

Multiple OEMs and Tier 1s in various industries are using LFAM to make production parts today.

How do you connect AM hardware, software and materials?

The software platform is a central hub for various AM data inputs, including materials data, hardware configuration, as well as process steps and parameters. Our extensive partner network helps us to maintain an up-to-date library of printers and material data. Our lab’s additional material testing, research studies and testing helps us to tailor recommended settings and our algorithms to ensure you get the best quality without having to go through various trial-and-error iterations to get a good quality print.

How can you ensure zero-changes to my part over the course of a typical automotive product lifecycle?

All workflows from June 2024 onwards are fully backwards compatible. This means your sliced parts & toolpaths aren’t affected by new updates to the platform. You have the choice to upgrade your projects to the latest version, or to continue to use the version that you used to generate your toolpath. You can make edits, add new process steps, re-compute, change input files and more, even though you aren’t using the latest version of the software. A toolpath made in 2024 and be edited and re-computed in 2034. This ensures repeatability and traceability across the full automotive product development cycle, from design to prototyping to manufacture and inspection. This is the power and flexibility of the cloud.

Do automotive companies use your software?

Yes, we currently have both OEM’s and supply chain customers using Aibuilds software platform every day, in both R&D and production of tooling components and end use parts in various materials and on various hardware systems

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