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3D Printing Strikes Another Blow to Traditional Auto Suppliers

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Summary: Traditional auto parts manufacturers face existential threats from several directions. The electrification of transportation is already taking a bite out of their business due to the fact that electric engines require just 50-60 parts versus the 1,500-2000 components in an internal combustion engine. Now, the increasing adoption of 3D printing poses another threat, as car makers are beginning to work with tech companies to 3D-print vehicle parts.
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