Manufacturer of Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles, PSA Group, has signed a strategic partnership with Los Angeles-based 3D printing company Divergent 3D.
Divergent 3D has created the Divergent Manufacturing Platform for designing and 3D printing complex structures including cars. The newly established partnership will help PSA to strongly accelerate its capabilities in efficient manufacturing through 3D printing. The two companies aim to transform the design and manufacture of overall vehicle structures with the objective of building lighter, structurally safe, more cost-efficient and environmentally responsible automobiles.
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board PSA Group, stated: “We are very impressed by the promising new opportunities in Divergent 3D’s technology. We’re convinced that these spectacular advances in 3D printing will help position PSA Group as a leader in automobile manufacturing. This has the potential to dramatically scale down the size and scope of our manufacturing footprint, reduce overall vehicle weight and build complexity, while also giving us almost limitless flexibility in design output. We are talking about a radical change for our industry.”
Kevin Czinger, Founder and CEO of Divergent 3D added: “PSA Group is a powerful, long-term strategic partner for Divergent 3D, enabling us to accelerate the introduction of Divergent’s technology into the global auto market.”