Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, has announced the opening of its Additive Manufacturing Center in Ventura, California.
Operated by Techniplas Digital, the company’s digital-innovation and transformation unit, the new facility brings together the latest in generative design and lightweighting technology with advanced 3D-printing capabilities. The Additive Manufacturing Center will deliver lighter and stronger parts, as well as cognitive assemblies, for the benefit of its global automotive clients.
The new facility is already equipped with a dozen 3D printers including DMLS, FDM and SLA printers that are used in support of the company’s digital transformation.
The new Additive Manufacturing Center is collaborating with early-stage companies to develop advanced algorithms that are designed to enhance its overall digital thread and manufacturing capabilities. That includes a new cloud-based generative design platform that compiles lightweight and metamaterial lattice structures automatically on demand based on size, weight, strength, style, materials, cost, and any number of other requirements that can be specified by a designer or an engineer.