FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, announced today that it plans to showcase a concept vehicle featuring its expanding generative product design and additive manufacturing capabilities and services at Formnext 2018. Attendees are invited to experience how the company is integrating the latest design for additive manufacturing capabilities to deliver significant lightweighting and intelligent connectivity to the automotive industry at Booth B01 - Hall 3 in the Frankfurt Messe. Media kit available here.
"We are very pleased to bring to Formnext a concept vehicle that is packed with our most advanced smart solutions and lightweighting capabilities," said George Votis, Founder and Executive Chairman, Techniplas. "Over the past 18 months, we brought on board key generative design and additive manufacturing capabilities and cemented innovation partnerships that are designed to future-proof our business and enhance our contribution to the future of mobility," continued Votis.
The concept vehicle exhibits the expanding capabilities of the company's Techniplas Prime proprietary e-manufacturing platform. Unveiled at CES 2018, the platform leverages Techniplas core engineering expertise and manufacturing facilities, together with dozens of its qualified manufacturing partners. Leveraging new additive and generative technologies from Nexa3D, NXT Factory and ParaMatters, the e-platform can fulfill orders worldwide. Techniplas Prime is the industry's first to provide online lightweighting solutions, additive manufacturing options with instant pricing quotations, and localized serial manufacturing for the auto industry.
Developed by Techniplas Digital, the company's California-based digital transformation unit, the concept vehicle demonstrates several advanced capabilities. This includes a trailing suspension arm boasting a 48 percent weight reduction, several futuristic tire rim designs, and a seat back exhibiting how effective design for additive manufacturing can substantially reduce assembly time and part count, material usage, and overall cost without any performance degradation. Additionally, the company is demonstrating a first of its kind cognitively-lit sunroof that is programmable and designed to demonstrate how car surfaces are transitioning from core functionality into expanded human-to-machine interfaces.
Techniplas plans to exhibit alongside XponentialWorks and its Open Innovation Program partners, including Nexa3D, NXT Factory and ParaMatters. Together, Techniplas and its partners are showcasing the combined power of generative and additive manufacturing technologies for scalable manufacturing of tomorrow's mobility solutions.
Techniplas is a leading global design and manufacturing provider of engineered products and services that are helping to shape the future of mobility. Our 2,000 associates around the world are passionate about making the connected world. By continuously expanding the reach of our data-enabled cognitive technologies into everything we do, we deliver personalized, performance-enhanced and sustainable mobility. Learn more at www.techniplas.com.