Lighting The Way

Producing complex prototype models of headlights for electric Supercar

Rimac Automobili used 3T-am’s polymer additive manufacturing services to produce the headlamp and tail-light casings for the prototype of their electric Supercar, the Concept_One and Two.

Built in Glass-Filled Nylon, they were then coloured black using 3T-am’s permanent surface colouring process by their team of in-house finishers. The Glass-Filled Nylon material offers high levels of strength and functionality within the casings, and Rimac Automobili then hand-crafted the headlights to contain 58 high-power LEDs.

Additive manufacturing builds parts directly from CAD data, so complex design features can be incorporated into the CAD which are then accurately replicated during the build – tunnels, channels and voids can be easily built, as well as text or logos on the parts. Inspiring designers and engineers to create parts specifically for the AM process, they are freed up from previous design constraints.

AM removes the need for conventional tooling and creates parts that were previously impossible using conventional manufacturing methods.

Complex design features are incorporated into the CAD, producing aerodynamic headlights with integrated tunnels and channels”