Carbon announced its strategic partnership with Lamborghini, the super sports cars manufacturer based in Sant’Agasta Bolognese, Italy. Lamborghini’s first production parts using Carbon’s technology are a textured fuel cap with the Urus label and a clip component for an air duct. Both parts are on Lamborghini’s Super SUV, the Urus model, which was first introduced in 2018.
Leveraging Carbon printers and DLS technology, Lamborghini, in close collaboration with Volkswagen’s Electronic Research Lab, represented by Nikolai Reimer, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, is redesigning many of the parts in its vehicle interior, mirror assembly, and accessory components to produce light-weight, durable, end-use parts.
Carbon’s durable Epoxy (EPX) 82 material is proven to withstand the high pressures, temperature requirements, as well as impact strength, needed for such applications. Through additive manufacturing, Lamborghini can produce higher quality, lighter-weight parts at scale and more efficiently.
“Through our extensive procurement research, we found that many of our vehicle components were ideal candidates for digital manufacturing,” said Stefan Gramse, Chief Procurement Officer of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “By partnering with Carbon, we are designing based on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster, and more efficiently, while also accelerating our time to market.”
Carbon is making advances in software, hardware and material science to pave the way for a digital manufacturing revolution. Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology uses light and oxygen to rapidly produce products from a pool of resin. Over-the-air software combined with connected, data-centric hardware and innovative materials enables designers and engineers to produce previously un-makeable products economically and at mass scale.
Carbon’s subscription-based model allows for close alignment with customers’ business needs by providing regular over-the-air software updates, continuous education and training programs, and one-to-one customer service.