Hackrod—which specializes in the production of speedsters—partnered with Siemens' PLM software company on an innovative project by the name of 'La Bandita' that aims to upend the production of mobility solutions with customer-led designs, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
With La Bandita, Hackrod and Siemens are asking people to "imagine designing your own sports car with an app and sending it to production at the touch of a button." Thanks to software from Siemens, this revolutionary concept in automotive manufacturing may be a reality in the near future.
After designing a speedster in a virtual setting, Hackrod and Siemens leveraged print-on-demand technology and created a speedster made of carbon and aluminum which has been presented as a study for how this approach has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing processes.
La Bandita Approaches Car Production with Hybrid Manufacturing, AI & VR
1. Hybrid Manufacturing - The use of hybrid manufacturing techniques combining 3D printing and traditional manufacturing methods presents disruptive innovation opportunities for various industries.
2. Customer-led Design - Enabling customers to design their own products using innovative apps and software disrupts traditional manufacturing by shifting the power and decision-making to the consumer.
3. Print-on-demand - The implementation of print-on-demand technology in automotive manufacturing disrupts traditional processes by allowing for faster production and customization options.
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can benefit from hybrid manufacturing, customer-led design, and print-on-demand technology to revolutionize the production of vehicles.
2. Manufacturing - Hybrid manufacturing, customer-led design, and print-on-demand technology have the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing processes across various industries.
3. Design Software - The design software industry can capitalize on the growing demand for innovative apps and software that enable customer-led design and virtual manufacturing experiences.