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July 19, 2024

Cadillac New Luxury Cars Celestiq Has Adopted 3D Printing Technology

Cadillac, the luxury brand of General Motors, is launching the 2024 Celestiq, the first luxury electric car to feature 3D printing technology and customization. the company noted that the latest car, which starts at $300,000, is packed with new technology and will eventually increase in price depending on the customer’s “level of personalization. The company describes the Celestiq as the most technologically advanced and luxurious car ever built, and possibly the most expensive.

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Cadillac Celestiq

This is not the first time GM has used 3D printing technology

The vehicle will be the second all-electric vehicle (BEV) under the Cadillac brand, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2024. Cadillac first shared news of the ultra-luxury electric sedan in early 2021 and said the flagship car will be heavily handcrafted and can be personalized for customer needs. As we all know, Cadillac isn’t the only automaker using 3D printing. In fact, when GM faced supply chain issues and was unable to deliver its Chevrolet Tahoe 2022, the company’s first thought was to use SLM( metal 3D printing technology). The core reason was that the car required an additional batch of parts to be made due to last-minute design changes that would not have met normal delivery times using traditional manufacturing processes. Ultimately, the rapid completion and timely delivery of custom parts through 3D printing technology prevented various losses for the company. In other cases, the BMW i8 Roadster and Koenigsegg CC850 have also integrated 3D printed parts. Meanwhile, many manufacturers have been developing this technology in small batches. In this latest news, it’s easy to see that the new Cadillac cars of the future will, in all likelihood, be heavily 3D printed, further opening the door to new ways of designing and customizing cars.

Cadillac turns to 3D printing technology

For starters, each Celestiq will feature a private order model, where customers have the opportunity to work directly with a dealer of their choice and a Cadillac designer to come together to create their unique car.
Amazingly, the Cadillac CELESTIQ has 115 3D printed parts inside the car. For example, the car’s steering wheel features an extensive metal 3D printing process, although at this time, the company has not mentioned exactly which printer was used to create the part. What is certain, however, is that the 3D printing technology allows for the tailoring of personalized parts in several dimensions.
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Electronic controller

Celestiq’s personalization will use extensive 3D printing technology

In addition, buyers may also have the opportunity to have their names engraved on the steering wheel. Meanwhile, window switches, door handles and even console trim will also feature various 3D printed parts.

Among the car’s other designs, Cadillac is also relying on 3D printed parts to improve passenger safety. For example, they also printed adjustable guide rings for seat belts, which are GM’s first safety-related 3D printed parts.

The sedan’s substructure components are also reportedly 3D printed, but the company has yet to reveal more information. However, we can clearly see that this American brand car, is turning more and more to the use of 3D printing technology.

celestiq bv

The second electric car under the Cadillac brand

Celestiq’s performance

The flagship vehicle will be powered by GM’s Ultium platform with a 111 kWh battery pack and a dual-motor AWD system. The EV delivers 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque with a projected range of 300 miles (483 km), according to GM’s explanation. Cadillac predicts a 0-60 mph (about 96.56 km/h) acceleration time of 3.8 seconds for the Celestiq. It will also have a range of about 78 miles on a 10-minute charge. The company will also equip the Celestiq with the most advanced suspension and performance systems ever developed, including features such as magnetic suspension control and an active rear spoiler to improve aerodynamics at different speeds.

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