Right Fit: Bentley Motors, Ford turn toward 3D printing for parts, accessories

Toronto, Ontario — Both Bentley Motors and Ford Motor Co. made 3D-printing announcements this week, with the former announcing its exploration in 3D printed vehicle components, down to powertrains, and Ford releasing open-source files for customized interior accessories. Bentley’s announcement came alongside an investment in the automaker’s additive manufacturing (AM) capacity at its Crewe, England, factory, […]

Triple Threat: Ford submits three-sectioned, side-hinged tailgate patent

Washington, D.C. – Ford has submitted a new patent to the U.S. Patent Office, with documents suggesting the automaker has a tailgate with three separate sections—the middle one opening in a side-hinge style—up its sleeve. In the patent documents shared by CarBuzz, Ford’s unnamed tailgate design is divided into three sections horizontally. The middle section […]