Task Force Report 

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.

Thatcham Research Joins Collision Repair 3D Printing Task Force

Thatcham Research, the United Kingdom-based nonprofit insurer funded research center, has officially joined the industry-led 3D Printing Task Force for the automotive collision repair industry. The initiative brings together top experts and leaders in 3D printing and automotive manufacturing with the goal of fostering collaboration, idea-sharing, and the development of safe and regulated practices for … Read more


Read more GREENWOOD, Ind., June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Physical and digital inventory leader Würth Additive Group, a Würth Industry North America company’s CEO, AJ Strandquist, will join the groundbreaking, internationally recognized 3D Printing in Auto Collision Task Force, announced today at the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit 2023 in Milan, Italy. In April 2023, during the International Bodyshop Industry … Read more

IBIS task force leader expands details on 3D printing research in auto repair

The leader of a newly-launched International Bodyshop Industry Symposium Worldwide (IBIS) task force is sharing details about how the group will explore 3D printing in automotive repair and the collision industry. It announced the initiative during a recent IBIS USA conference in Nashville, saying IBIS would collaborate with partners and that Imagine Additive Consulting owner Harold Sears … Read more

3D Printing in Automotive Repair Taskforce launched at IBIS USA

IBIS Worldwide, in collaboration with its supporting partners, announced at IBIS USA 2023 in Nashville the formation of a global taskforce dedicated to exploring the use of 3D printing in automotive repair and the collision repair industry. With IBIS as the platform for driving the project, Harold Sears has been named as the taskforce lead. … Read more

3D Printing in Supply Chain – Task Force Announced

Concluding the supply chain sessions, Aaron DeLong, solution architect at HP Inc and Harold Sears (AMUG) from Imagine Additive Consulting, looked to the future of the automotive supply chain through 3D printing. DeLong said: “Automotive OEM’s have been adopting 3D printing technology for end use parts for many years now. It’s only a matter of time before the gap is bridged … Read more