- Lamborghini Among First Auto Makers to Use Carbon’s Digital Manufacturing Platform for Production of Auto Parts at Scale
Redwood City, CA – February 11, 2019 – Carbon® (www.carbon3d.com), the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, today announced its strategic partnership with Lamborghini, an Italian brand and manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars and super sports utility vehicles based in Sant’Agasta Bolognese, Italy. Lamborghini’s first production parts using Carbon’s technology are a new 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.
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. This innovative approach uses over-the-air software updates combined with connected, data-centric hardware and innovative materials to enable designers and engineers to produce previously un-makeable products, both economically and at mass scale.
“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 on the means of production, which allows us to produce more durable products smarter, faster, and more efficiently, while also substantially accelerating our time to market. We are looking forward to a sustainable, successful partnership with Carbon.”
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. Powered by Carbon, Lamborghini can now produce higher quality, lighter-weight parts, at scale and more efficiently.
“Carbon’s digital manufacturing solution empowers companies like Lamborghini with the freedom to design and build better products on the means of production,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “The automotive industry shows significant promise for using digital fabrication for production at scale, and our partnership with Lamborghini is a perfect example of the kind of innovation you can achieve when you fuse design, manufacturability and engineering all into one.”
Carbon’s unique 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. This results in deep partnerships with customers opening up new business models across a variety of industries. The adidas Futurecraft 4D running shoe, Ford’s new end-use automotive parts, and Riddell’s Speedflex Precision Diamond football helmet are recent proof-points of how Carbon’s digital manufacturing platform helps companies across a range of industries re-imagine products and make what was once thought un-makeable, at scale.
Carbon, the world’s leading Digital Manufacturing Platform, is reinventing how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions. With Carbon’s ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and broad family of programmable liquid resins, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory, and previously impossible product designs. The Carbon Platform allows customers to build uniquely differentiated products while reducing waste and speeding time to market. To learn more, visit www.Carbon3d.com, like the Carbon Facebook page, or follow Carbon on Instagram and Twitter at @Carbon.
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About Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in Northern Italy. In 2017 Automobili Lamborghini launched its third model the Lamborghini Urus, the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle. This car creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. The V10 Huracán family made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 with the Coupé version, followed by the Spyder and the Rear-Wheel-Drive versions in 2015. Successor to the iconic Gallardo, the Huracán’s innovative technology and exceptional performance redefines the driving experience for luxury super sports cars. The Huracán Performante was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2017 and proves its driving capabilities holding several lap records.
The Aventador S Coupé and Roadster presented in 2017 represent a new benchmark in the world of V12 luxury super sports cars. And the Aventador SVJ, presented in August 2018, has already claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. With 150 dealerships today throughout the world, in half a century Automobili Lamborghini has created a continuous series of dream cars, including the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, as well as limited editions including the Reventón, Sesto Elemento, Veneno and the Centenario.