Case Studies

Stratasys technology has been used in the automotive manufacturing industry for more than twenty years. Automotive design and manufacturing engineers use FDM technology for modeling and prototyping, as well as manufacturing end use parts. Vast experience, coupled with leading Stratasys FDM technology is why so many choose Stratasys products and services.

Read case studies to learn how this technology is streamlining design and manufacturing in the automotive industry.

TITLE: See Orange County Choppers’ 3D Printed Dragon Bike Roar to Life

DESCRIPTION: When Orange County Choppers (OCC), the motorcycle shop made famous by the Discovery Channel’s “American Choppers” reality series, needed a custom part built with the ultimate design freedom and durable, lightweight materials, it turned to 3D printing. The 3D printed part is a fierce, lifelike Chinese dragon head that completes a client’s one-of-a kind dream bike. “It couldn’t just be any dragon,” says designer Jason Pohl in a behind-the-scenes video. “We injected it with life and adrenaline, and it has emotion.” Without Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology — a patented 3D printing method that builds durable, complex parts in production-grade thermoplastics, the part would have cost more and taken longer to build. And the resulting dragon head would have had a simpler design with less personality. Check out this video to see how OCC used Stratasys 3D Printing to breathe fire into this roadworthy, roaring custom bike.