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John Deere Autonomous Tractor. Photo courtesy Deere and Co.

EVs, AVs Take Flight, Sail the Sea, and Work the Farm

Posted On July 8, 2022 By Protolabs
The automotive industry’s accelerated move to a future of software-based, battery-powered, electric and autonomous vehicles (EVs, AVs) has been well documented.
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Digital Manufacturing Helps Power Automotive Industry’s EV Revolution

Posted On May 23, 2022 By Rob Young
A game-changing innovation race with high market-share stakes is taking place in the automotive sector these days as the industry makes a quantum shift from internal combustion engines (ICEs) to electric vehicles.
Digital manufacturing floor

5 Ways Electric Vehicle Innovation is Being Driven by Digital Manufacturing

Posted On August 16, 2021 By Rob Young
Electric vehicles and the companies that make them are no longer hidden under a veil of secrecy, conducting business in non-descript warehouses up and down the coasts. We’re now in a full on race to develop the best tech possible, put it into EVs, and ultimately deliver them to the masses.
Space Rover

Back to the Future: As Automakers Drive Toward an Electric Future, a Glimpse Back Reveals a Surprising Battery-powered Heritage

Posted On August 16, 2021 By Steve Konick
As automakers drive toward an electric future, a glimpse back reveals a surprising battery-powered heritage.
Tesla Electric Vehicle

Clean—Not Dirty—Dozen Shows Range of Electric Vehicles Hitting the Market

Posted On August 13, 2021 By Protolabs
With all of the emerging EV choices, here’s a snapshot of a dozen emissions-free, electric vehicles that represent the growing variety of innovation emerging in the automotive sector.
Dealership lot

How to Navigate Supply Challenges as Electronic and Autonomous Vehicle Development Ramps Up

Posted On August 12, 2021 By Bernie Henderson
Supply chain disruptions and shortages threaten progress in the the electric and autonomous vehicle industry. Digital manufacturing can help.
Garçon Wines’ flat bottle design

Plastics and 3D Printing Companies Leading Shift to Sustainability

Posted On June 11, 2021 By Nicole Hopper
As consumer demand drives a shift to sustainably-sourced products, suppliers that embrace this change set themselves ahead of competitors
Porsche’s 3D-printed electric drive unit housing

Automotive Industry Embraces Additive Manufacturing

Posted On April 15, 2021 By Nicole Hopper
The auto industry embraces 3D printing with Porsche, Formula 1, and Ford all finding innovative new ways to leverage the technology
Drone air taxi

Emerging Industry Trends Include Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles, Med Device Customization

Posted On February 12, 2021 By Nicole Hopper
We break down some of the top growing trends in the aviation, automotive, and medical sectors expected to spike in the coming months and years
Automated automotive manufacturing facility

The European Automotive Industry’s Race to Electrical Innovation

Posted On March 20, 2020 By Nicole Hopper
With legislative and consumer pushes for electric vehicles and customization, the historically traditional auto industry faces a push for rapid innovation.