Up until a few years ago, designing and producing a vehicle was a very long process. From the time an idea was conceived, designed and put into a real-life production, around five years had passed by. In the increasingly competitive automotive industry, this negatively affected the creativity of designers – if they wanted to implement changes, it would be a long, drawn-out process. Thanks to advancements in 3-D Design, the process of designing a vehicle can now go more smoothly than ever.
What is one of the biggest automotive trends in 3-D design? 3-D printing. This fairly new process capitalizes on 3-D design and bringing the computer renderings to life. The process “grows” prototype parts out of powder or liquid resin and then can be sculpted by lasers to mirror real life automotive parts.
This process helps designers to see and feel real-life versions of their 3-D designs. This not only allows designers to have more creativity in their designs because things can be changed with greater ease, but it also helps companies save money. By finding flaws or things they want to change in vehicles without having to constantly purchase new parts, companies can save thousands of dollars. 3-D printing also allows companies to take more risks with their designs. Because they aren’t investing as much into a design prototype, they can be bolder with a concept. If an idea doesn’t work, they can afford to change the design because it is more affordable than traditional prototype production.
Staying ahead of the game in the 3-D design world is crucial. At VMH International, we are a leader in the automotive 3-D design industry and can meet any design needs your business may have. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.