Automotive Concept Scale Wheels

Bringing Futuristic Concept Car Wheels to Life

Concept Scale Wheels

Market Sector: Automotive

Processes Used: SLS - 3D Printing

Model Type: Concept Models, Scale Models

Project Purpose: Product Development Prototype

Case Study: Bringing Futuristic Concept Car Wheels to Life

This project showcases our versatile capabilities in the automotive sector, where we cater to the diverse needs of clients, ranging from Formula 1 racing teams to established Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the broader automotive industry.


Develop eye-catching, high-quality concept car wheels, specifically the rims, brake discs, and calipers, using cutting-edge 3D printing technologies.

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Concept Scale Wheels produced by SLS 3D Printing
The Brake Discs and Calipers were 3D Printed via SLA


We leveraged our expertise in 3D printing and production techniques to deliver exceptional results:

  • Rims: We utilized our Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process, employing Innov’ PA 1550 Nylon powder, to create the intricate and robust rims. This technology offers exceptional dimensional accuracy and strength, making it ideal for replicating complex designs.
  • Brake Discs and Calipers: Stereolithography (SLA) printing was chosen for the brake discs and calipers due to its exceptional surface finish and ability to capture fine details. This ensured the prototypes closely resembled the intended final product.

Our Cross-Sector Expertise:

This project exemplifies our commitment to serving various segments within the automotive industry. We possess extensive experience collaborating with:

  • Formula 1 Teams: We understand the rigorous demands of F1 racing and deliver parts that meet the industry’s stringent performance and weight reduction requirements.
  • OEMs: We partner with established car manufacturers, offering them the agility and precision of 3D printing for prototyping, design validation, and production of low-volume, customized parts.
  • Broader Automotive Industry: Our expertise extends beyond these sectors, encompassing the diverse needs of the entire automotive landscape.

Beyond Prototyping:

While these concept car wheels were produced solely using 3D printing, our capabilities go beyond prototyping. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • 3D Printing: We utilize various 3D printing technologies like SLS and SLA to create high-quality prototypes and functional end-use parts.
  • Overmoulding: This technique allows for combining 3D printed parts with other materials like rubber or plastic, creating parts with desired aesthetics and functionalities.
  • Vacuum Casting: This rapid prototyping method is ideal for producing small batches of parts with a smooth surface finish, suitable for functional testing or aesthetic evaluation.

The Wheel Rims were 3D Printed via SLS
The Wheel Rims were 3D Printed via SLS


The concept car wheels were successfully produced using SLS and SLA printing, showcasing the potential of these technologies in the automotive sector. The scale tires were completed within a short timeframe, highlighting the efficiency and speed achievable with 3D printing. Notably, the SLS-printed rims required no additional finishing, demonstrating the inherent quality achievable with this technology.

This project underlines our commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and innovation in the automotive industry, offering clients across various segments access to cutting-edge 3D printing and production solutions.

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