For more than three decades, automotive companies have been using 3D Printing in their quest to create faster, safer, and lighter vehicles, all the while saving time and money in the process.

The ability to manufacture layer-by-layer, without the need for tooling, opened the door for affordable and rapid prototyping of increasingly advanced designs, cutting out unnecessary production costs and material waste.

The current drive toward electric power has been hastened by RP technologies. With firms able to innovate, create and launch faster than ever before, 3D Printing is helping cut the journey time to a greener and more sustainable future.

At LPE, we provide the in-house machinery and hands-on consultation to help you realise the full benefits of 3D Printing, exploring new and varied applications in both prototyping and production. Our expert team of modelmakers and engineers work with the latest technologies and processes to help you take your concept from the planning stage to the open road.

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Why use 3D Printing in the automotive industry?

  • Complexity made simple – Produce intricate prototypes without the hassle of tooling or the requirement for multi-part assembly.
  • Quicker design and development – The ability to make quick iterations means parts can be tested, tweaked, and perfected for rapid launch times.
  • Cost-cutting – Save money on mouldings, labour and material waste.
  • Reduces lead time and time to market – Fast prototyping leads to earlier tooling and parts delivered to market ahead of competition. Direct part production gets product to market within days!
  • Customisation – With cost efficiency no longer linked to units produced, customising parts on request has become a feasible, profitable service, not to mention the ability to produce on-the-fly tools for small and medium batch production.


  • Design testing and demonstrations
  • Performance validation
  • Aerodynamic testing
  • Rapid manufacturing of jigs, tools, and fixtures
  • Small batch production runs
  • One-off replacement parts
  • Fast development of electric vehicle technology
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Why choose LPE for your automotive requirements?

  • Over thirty years of experience in automotive prototyping and production
  • ISO9001 certified – we are committed to quality assurance
  • Wide range of materials in plastics, metals and rubbers with ability to deliver functional parts
  • Cutting edge engineering solutions
  • COCs, first article inspection reports, in house testing and full material traceability available on request
  • Flexible project leadtimes allow customers to accelerate campaign success
  • Next-day delivery across the UK & Ireland
  • Highly experienced team of engineers and modelmakers to help you unlock the full potential of 3D Printing
  • Will provide NDAs guaranteeing protection of intellectual property

Contact us now for a fast, competitive quotation on your latest project.