News

GM Partners with Autodesk for 3D Parts

Order Reprints

May 7, 2018—GM partnered with Autodesk, a Bay Area-based software company, to produce 3-D-printed parts.

Autodesk uses cloud computing and AI-based algorithms to rapidly explore permutations of a part design. 

GM and Autodesk engineers have applied this new technology to produce a proof-of-concept part that is 40 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the original part. It also consolidates eight different components into one 3D-printed part.

Since 2016, GM has launched 14 new vehicle models with a total mass reduction of more than 5,000 pounds, or more than 350 pounds per vehicle.Most of the weight reduction are a result of material and technology advancements. Of those models, more than half of the vehicles shed 300-pounds or more including the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which reduced mass by up to 450-pounds.

Related Articles

Overall Parts Solutions Partners with VW on Parts Procurement Solution

GM Position Statement Pushes OEM Parts on Vehicles with ADAS

CCC, FCA Partner for Parts Solution

You must login or register in order to post a comment.