Auto Additive Launches Pioneering 3D Printing Technology For Collision Repair

Auto Additive officially launched a new business that will provide 3D printing solutions to the automotive repair industry at the IBIS Global Summit in Greece. Founded on the insights and recommendations of the 3D Printing in Collision Repair Task Force facilitated by IBIS Worldwide, Auto Additive and its founding partners Headlights.com and 4Plastic will supply 3D printed tools, jigs, and repair parts such as headlight tabs.

Auto Additive said “industry-first” weldable and attachable repair tab kits will be available for sale exclusively through Headlights.com.

“Auto Additive uses industrial-grade 3D printers and materials to produce the highest-quality parts, the same 3D printing technology also used by industry-leading vehicle OEMs,” said Harold Sears, Head of the Strategic Advisory Council at Auto Additive.

“Additionally, our advanced blockchain-driven software provides traceability and eliminates the misuse of our clients’ digital inventory, controlling where we print and how many,” said Sears. “Each product has a unique alphanumeric identifier, searchable via our website, tracing to the batch date, location, and parts data, ensuring ultimate IP protection and product authenticity for Auto Additive’s clients.”

Jason Moseley, CEO of IBIS Worldwide, said: “We are excited to see the culmination of the 3D Printing in Collision Repair Task Force’s work come to life with the launch of Auto Additive. “This collaboration exemplifies our theme ‘Transforming Tomorrow Together’ by showcasing how industry stakeholders can join forces to drive meaningful change. This sets a precedent for IBIS and our industry to look at other areas and work together to address critical factors in the ever-changing collision repair industry.”

Auto Additive said it collaborates closely with key industry stakeholders in 3D printing, including HP and Forecast 3D. The business is set to offer a range of services for collision repair including building custom parts catalogues, 3D printing and managing existing digital parts, engineering custom tooling, and working on tailored projects.