Have you ever seen 3D-printed titanium wheels? Then have a look!
3D printing is only gradually entering our lives. We’ve already seen various things printed in 3D – including furniture and even whole houses – but titanium car wheels? That’s something new, for sure!
So far, 3D printing using titanium as the source material has found its way into medicine and aeronautical industry. Seems like the time has come for it to be applied in the automotive world as well.
HRE Wheels, a famous U.S. car wheel manufacturer, now pioneers the technology together with GE Additive. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just an experiment, either: the wheels will soon go on sale. Their method of creation is called “Electron Beam Melting” and uses titanium powder as source.
In the meantime, you can look at the 3D sketches of the wheels. Impressive, aren’t they?
Photo: HRE Wheels
Chief Editor Olga Markelova