Both electric vehicles and 3D printing have become nearly everyday technologies at this point, but General Motors and Autodesk Inc are partnering with one another to combine the two. The historic motor vehicle company has recently announced that it will be implementing 3D printing into its manufacturing process as an efficient and effective way to reach its stretch goals for producing electric vehicles.
GM has stated that it plans to introduce 20 new electric batteries and fuel cell batteries by 2023, which is an audacious goal to say the least. However, the recent partnership with Autodesk Inc to create lightweight, 3D-printed parts should certainly help in that process. The parts come in single units, rather than multiple pieces that need to be expertly welded together, and their also significantly lighter and stronger than traditional car parts.