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3-D Printing

Carbon makes 3-D printed parts for Ford

by Alexander H. Tullo
January 27, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 4

 

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Credit: Carbon
A ventilation system lever made using Carbon's 3-D printing process.

Carbon, a Redwood City, California-based 3-D printing specialist, has unveiled parts that it is manufacturing for Ford Motor. They include a Ford Focus ventilation system lever arm, Ford F-150 Raptor auxiliary plugs, and Ford Mustang GT500 electric parking brake brackets. Made from an epoxy-based material, the parts are a substitute for traditional components that are injection molded out of engineering thermoplastics, Carbon says.

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