In Automotive School? Checkout the Czinger 21C, the First 3D Printed Supercar

As artificial intelligence gains popularity in reducing cost and increasing time efficiency, the car manufacturing industry has begun to take note of the benefits it offers. After years of the same assembly line manufacturing process, Kevin Czinger decided to make a change by exploring what he could do with 3D printing. Czinger created a process that creates 3D objects by depositing materials in layers, eventually forming their computed shape. With this technology, he created the first 3D printer supercar, appropriately named the Czinger 21C. Czinger is bringing together additive manufacturing, 3D printing and robots to create this lightweight, recyclable and fast supercar. 

If you’re training for a career in the automotive industry, you’ll likely be seeing more and more 3D vehicles in the future. Below, learn more about the Czinger 21C. 

A New Revolution in the Car Industry

Kevin Czinger has the idea to revolutionize the car industry by making it more sustainable and cost-efficient within the manufacturing system. With manufacturing starting in 2021 and the approach of their release of 80 units by 2023, Czinger has created a new supercar, the Czinger 21C, using only recycled materials and high-quality 3D printing. 

Some details of the car include a hybrid, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine of 2.99 litres, equipped with electric motors on both front wheels. The engine has a horsepower of 1,250 and runs off of both E85 fuel and carbon-recycled ethanol. This innovative vehicle reaches top speeds of 407 km/h, and it’s priced at around 2 million dollars (USD). 

Czinger also emphasizes that 3D printing allows flexibility in designing the vehicle, as there are no tools involved. When one model isn’t selling well, thanks to the fact that the car is made of recycled materials and metals, it can be melted and rebuilt. How will this shift in car manufacturing change automotive training?

Professionals with automotive training may need to learn more about 3D printing in the future.

Auto Mechanic Courses May Need to Change

Czinger wants to change the look and how cars perform but how they are built. Since Henry Ford, cars have been manufactured with the use of the assembly line process, but with the new 21C, there’s more potential for change. Czinger believes that 3D printing will reduce the cost of production for many start-up companies, with the potential to save materials by recycling. With 3D printing, materials can be melted and reduced to a powder with nitrogen in order to prepare to be printed again.

Since the whole manufacturing process has the potential for modification, there’s a chance that auto mechanic courses will need to adjust based on these modifications. Future automotive students could see classes on 3D printing, building car pieces, melting metals and assembling 3D components.

Assembly lines may see a change in the upcoming years, thanks to 3D printing.

What This Means for Auto Mechanics

Advancements in technology are affecting every industry, and the car industry is no exception. Recently, mechanics have been adapting to a variety of adjustments, with hybrid and electric cars gaining popularity and changing the standards for vehicle maintenance. If you’re preparing for a future as an automotive mechanic, there are many opportunities you can gain from learning more about the technologies changing the industry. Building new skills in order to service and repair these “vehicles of the future” will help you to launch a secure and successful career in the industry while getting the chance to work with some of the most innovative designs on the market! 

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