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- Executive Summary We are pleased to present our report of the 3D in Auto Task Force, showcasing our findings in exploring and advancing the integration of 3D printing technologies within the automotive and collision repair industry. This report provides an overview of our initiatives, key highlights, and initial recommendations. Our efforts have been focused on engaging with industry stakeholders, conducting research on 3D printing applications, and identifying key areas for improvement. We are also addressing the risks associated with using poor quality 3D printed auto parts and proposing a framework for a regulatory body to endorse and monitor the use of 3D printed automotive parts. The industry’s collaboration and support have been instrumental in driving our progress, and we look forward to continued success in the upcoming quarters.
- Introduction The integration of 3D printing in the automotive industry offers immense opportunities, but it also presents challenges that must be addressed to ensure safety, quality, and reliability. The 3D in Auto Task Force was established with the primary objective of harnessing the full potential of 3D printing technologies within the automotive sector, through a safe and regulated supply chain model. In this report, we share our findings, research, key recommendations, and the importance of collaboration among industry stakeholders in shaping the future of 3D printing in the automotive industry.
- Task Force Establishment and Engagement Since our establishment, we have actively engaged with industry stakeholders to gain valuable insights and feedback. The Task Force features representation from leading global business and industry associations focused on auto collision repair. Our collaborative efforts have helped shape the direction and focus of our initiatives. We would like to extend our gratitude to all stakeholders and the industry for their valuable contributions and support.