Azoth, a vertically integrated additive manufacturing company, is
manufacturing the first metal 3D printed part using binder jetting on a
General Motors production vehicle.
A unique, 3D printed medallion produced by Azoth sits on the manual shifter
knob of the new 2022 Cadillac Blackwing V-series models, which features a
manual transmission as well as additional 3D parts developed by General
Azoth is a leader in the metal binder jetting space and through its advanced
3D printing processes, it can save time and costs when producing parts while
passing all Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements, said Azoth
General Manager and Co-Founder Cody Cochran.
“Binder jetting enables quantities at the speeds and quality levels demanded
by automotive production,” Cochran said. “We use a disruptive process that
is more efficient than other technologies. We can print the prototype of a
part every five or six days, while other processes and technology can take
three to six months building molds, retooling and going through multiple
“It is exciting to work with a forward-thinking company like GM who
understands the benefits that additive manufacturing brings to production. I
believe this is a breakthrough application for the 3D printing industry and
a major win for metal binder jetting, proving this is a production ready
process,” he said.
The new Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing as well as the CT5-V Blackwing features the
manual transmission, a popular feature for driving enthusiasts.
In a press release issued late last year, Cadillac said that by leveraging
additive manufacturing, it was able to reduce costs and waste when
developing the manual transmission.
Azoth <https://www.azoth3d.com/> is a vertically integrated additive
manufacturing company driven by quality. Focused on innovation and
technology, Azoth has developed the TOMOR business model to transform
physical inventory into digital inventory that is printed on demand. With
world class technology in metal AM, deep knowledge in plastics and
composites printing, and leading manufacturing engineers, Azoth generates
new manufacturing solutions with their customers. Azoth aims to be the
continued technology experts of a rapidly changing field, and help customers
implement the best solution for their manufacturing needs.