SAIC-GM Accelerates Prototyping Production with In-House 3D Printing

SAIC-GM, a Sino-foreign joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and General Motors (GM), is one of the signature premium passenger vehicle brands in China. Established in 1997, it has been involved in collaborative efforts with three world-renowned brands, selling under Buick, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. However, living up to its global reputation is no easy task.  All R&D and product design teams within the SAIC-GM manufacturing hubs were constantly working towards tight deadlines to come up with the latest automotive innovations. Unfortunately, the Prototyping Unit — that serves multiple departments from lighting to HVAC and engine and interior design — found it difficult to keep up with increasing demands from the assembly plant.

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TAC made via 3D printing technology 

“Stratasys FDM and the trial production of prototype vehicles complement each other and develop hand in hand.”

Zhou Yang - Prototyping Manager, SAIC-GM