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“Working with [Stratasys Direct] on a project like this exposes us to new ways of thinking and helps us apply the technology to areas we haven’t yet.”

– Jim Anderson, MAHLE

Why Transportation Companies Use Additive Manufacturing

a black sports car speeds down the roadThe transportation industry has some of the harshest and most extreme testing environments to ensure safe, high-quality parts.

With a wide array of rugged, high-temperature materials and versatile technologies at our disposal, we have decades of experience helping transportation customers develop consolidated, lightweight parts to create more efficient vehicles.

Innovate Rapidly

We have helped automotive suppliers and companies develop consolidated, lightweight components that lead to more efficient vehicles.

Some of the applications that have transformed the industry include complex duct work that can’t be fabricated with conventional manufacturing methods, resilient prototypes, elastomeric models, covers, enclosures, custom interior features and large paneling.

Mass Customization

a racing motorcycle goes around a turn on a race trackThe continuing advancements in 3D printing have also opened up new opportunities for production and mass-customization applications.

One of the most exciting applications realized today is the opportunity to reproduce aftermarket parts for restoring classic cars.

Fast to Market

We can help you iterate faster and test thoroughly to speed through concept modeling and prototyping.

Our continuing advancements in enterprise 3D printing has also opened up exciting new opportunities for production applications.

Put Pedal to the Metal

Discover what’s possible in transportation with our wide variety of technologies and specially formulated materials.

Need some help getting started? Talk to our tenured team of
experts ready to help you every step of the way.

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Technologies & Materials

the sleek interior of a carAt Stratasys Direct we offer the largest fleet of 3D printing technologies to serve a variety of application needs.

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

FDM builds strong, durable parts with production thermoplastic materials capable of withstanding high temperatures and under-the-hood pressures.

Laser Sintering (LS)

Using powdered Nylon 11 & Nylon 12, LS parts fulfill a variety of production automotive applications such as ductwork and high-heat applications.

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Ideal for building in batches to achieve low unit pricing, Multi Jet Fusion produces complex production parts with fine detail, including ducting, connectors and housings.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

an engineer holds up a 3d printed prototype of a steering wheelWith metals like aluminum and titanium, DMLS is ideal for complex and fine feature automotive components, as well as tough functional prototypes.

Urethane Casting

With advanced formula polymer materials, including some certified to UL-94VO and FAR 25.853, Urethane Casting can produce short runs of production parts.

CNC Machining

Ideal for highly accurate, large parts like paneling, or as a complementary technology to additive manufacturing processes, CNC machining lends precision to automotive applications.

Injection Molding

Utilize a near-limitless material catalogue to create larger runs of automotive production parts or prototypes.

We have critical knowledge derived from decades working with the automotive industry to maximize your resources and provide AS9100 and ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities to ensure consistent, high quality components.


a digital design of a carCutting-edge transportation manufacturers are taking advantage of 3D printing’s speed and sign freedom for prototyping vehicle designs and creating custom end-use parts.

Our teams of experts have worked alongside transportation engineers to build vehicle parts for decades.

Common Applications

  • Ductwork
  • Custom interiors
  • Aftermarket and reverse-engineered parts
  • Large, complex paneling
  • Grilles
  • Assembly Jigs & Fixtures

Transportation Industry Resources


3D Printing Puts Fixtures into Gear

Automotive parts supplier gets up to speed on FDM’s capabilities for fixtures

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Electric Motorcycle Features 3D Printed Parts

Mission Motors pushes the envelope of motorcycle design with 3D printing

Mission Motors pushes the envelope of motorcycle design with 3D printing

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advancing thermal management with 3d printing

Advancing Thermal Management with 3D Printing

Discover the unique performance capabilities for thermal control enabled by DMLS.

Discover the unique performance capabilities for thermal control enabled by DMLS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

a red 3d printed car fenderWill Stratasys Direct Manufacturing sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)?

Yes, we will sign an NDA. We always keep customer information confidential and only release information at the customer’s discretion.

If you or your company do not have a standard NDA we can provide you with our NDA which protects both the customer and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

What is the largest part size that you can build?

In many technologies, very large parts can be built in sections and then bonded together. For a single build, FDM can produce the largest components with a maximum build envelope of 36” by 24” by 36”.

Can the size of parts be scaled up or down before printing?

Using your completed 3D design file, we can easily scale the size of an object up or down.