Carbon has revealed the expansion of its collaboration with Lamborghini. The new additive manufacturing firm will make primary and side vents for the Sian FKP hybrid sports vehicle from the automaker.
The action comes after the deal declared earlier this year. He discovered Carbon printing a fuel lid and an air tube clip for the Lamborghini Urus SVU. Lamborghini is following the footsteps of Ford with the Carbon association.
It is obvious that the automotive firms have an interest in introducing custom 3D printed pieces. Carbon has shown a certain level of scalability with the collaboration with firms like Adidas.
But from the start, it became apparent that such an arrangement would require to begin with small pieces. This is before injection molding could be fully substituted. Production tools
As stated by Carbon, the inclusion of 3D printing lessened production time by twelve weeks. This is when compared to more conventional manufacturing machines. Also, the units were experimented, subjecting the EPX 82 materials to a battery of pressure tests.
“With the digital carbon manufacturing platform, we were able to go from an initial concept to show the final part in an exhibition car in just three weeks, going through many different design iterations to get the best result,” says Maurizio Reggiani, Director of Lamborghini technology. “Only three months later, we were able to go to production.” He added.
Last month, Carbon revealed its first new CEO in the history of the firm. This is a big job considering the firm has $260m worth of properties and a $2.5 bn. However, Carbon’s 500-person headcount is tiny potatoes compared to the last gig of Ellen Kullman.
During a recent chat, the new CEO of Carbon, Ellen Kullman mentioned that the firm’s energy towards the growth of present partnerships. They are not rushing to create new ones.