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Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company Carbon is set to partner with Ford in providing 3D printed polymer parts. The parts include Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary Plugs for a niche market, and Ford Mustang GT500 Electric Parking Brake Brackets.
Ford Motor is making a big bet on futuristic technologies to help speed manufacturing innovation. The company has recently spent $45-million on its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township, Michigan, just west of Detroit. Now Ford plans to expand its collaboration with Carbon to design and produce several new end-use parts using Carbon’s 3D printers, proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology, and innovative EPX (epoxy) 82 material. According to Ford, Carbon’s durable EPX 82 material passed Ford’s rigorous performance standards and withstood critical requirements such as interior weathering; short- and long-term heat exposures; UV stability; fluid and chemical resistance; flammability (ISO...
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