From a sustainability standpoint, one of the advantages of 3D printing is that it can produce less waste than conventional subtractive production. Even if you remove the failed and old prototypes, you still get by-products like plastic spools that can end up in the ground. That’s what it does Recent developments from Ford are interesting. With the help of HP and three other companies, the car manufacturer found a way to reuse 3D printed powder and parts used to make injection molded car parts.
The companies claim that the breakthrough is the first for the automotive industry. What’s more, Ford is already using the technique to create fuel-line clips for its F-250 trucks. The company says the applied clips are seven percent lighter and cost 10 percent less than their conventional parts. They are just as durable as they are resistant to chemicals and moisture.
Fossil fuels like the F-250 The single zero-waste component of Guzler will not avoid the impending climate crisis, but it is a step in the right direction. And Ford says the technology is being explored to create fuel-line clips for 10 other vehicles in its current lineup. Just as important, the company is spending Billion 22 billion EV Developer on with its popular zero-emission version F-150.