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As far as innovation goes in manufacturing, the automotive industry is among the leaders in the technological world. Automakers improve their design and engineering systems with each passing year, creating more efficient and higher performing vehicles. Alloys and metal cast parts are often the main reasons for these advancements, as they reduce the overall weight of a car while maintaining its overall strength.

Why Prototyping In The Automotive Industry?

Rapid prototyping drives automotive innovation


First, rapid prototyping can help design teams better understand the appeal and value of new designs, thereby attracting consumers’ attention. Secondly, through rapid prototype trial production, the design team can communicate ideas with stakeholders and project teams more quickly and effectively, and conduct design iterations.

In addition, rapid prototyping can be used to verify and test functionality and evaluate the feasibility of the production manufacturing process.

In short, rapid prototype trial production is an indispensable part of the automobile design and development process, and it can promote the innovative development of the automobile industry.


Our team has extensive experience in automotive prototyping and manufacturing auto parts. We are excited to enhance your overall experience, and by partnering with WenXuan, you will discover the most suitable process that aligns with your requirements and product specifications.

What role does prototyping play in the process of automotive design and development?

Automotive prototype manufacturing is an integral part of the automotive design and development cycle, encompassing various stages such as proof of concept, CAD digital model visualizations, structure and performance verification, function and engineering testing, as well as manufacturing and production process validation.

Engine parts

Manufacturers frequently use sand casting to fabricate automotive parts like manifolds, housings, engine parts for the automotive industry. Sand casting is perfect for engine components requiring precise machinability, pressure tightness, low weight and high strength. Aluminum motor castings provide many of these benefits, improving manufacturing efficiencies while enhancing overall engine performance.

Suspension components

Several suspension components use cast aluminum, as well. Steering knuckles are cast in aluminum to allow for draft, radii and fillets. The knuckles connect to the frame by control arms, which also often consist of aluminum alloys.

Alloy wheel

Casting is a productive way to fabricate durable, high-quality wheels for cars, too. The alloy wheel casting process involves one of two methods — gravity casting or pressure casting. Gravity casting fills the mold with molten alloys using gravity, while pressure casting typically uses an injection or vacuum system.

WenXuan's Rapid Prototyping And Parts Manufacturing Technology is involved at every stage of your process.

We specialize in a variety of manufacturing techniques to quickly turn your designs into reality.

  • Rapid Casting

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  • Low-Volume Manufacturing

  • Parts Finishing

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One of the most popular manufacturing processes in the automotive industry is sand casting. This process uses molds and various alloys to make a wide range of car parts. Sand casting is ideal for lower to mid-size parts runs because the mold breaks away at the end of the cycle and is easy to construct quickly.

Aluminum alloys

Aluminum alloys are popular in the sand casting process because they feature a high strength-to-weight ratio, weighing much less than cast steel, zinc, brass and iron. Aluminum castings are also more economical than welded parts or assemblies.

Some of the advantages of using an aluminum alloy over heavier metals include:

  • Outstanding resistance to corrosion.
  • Fewer machining cycles.
  • The ability of aluminum to be anodized, buffed, powder-coated or electroplated.


While some automobile manufacturers use casting methods like Sand casting, V-casting and permanent mold casting, sand casting provides many unique advantages. Several of the benefits of sand casting include:

Low tooling costs: Sand molds are quicker to build, break down and recycle, allowing for much lower costs than most permanent molds.

Versatility: Sand castings can form a wide range of shapes and sizes. The process also allows for the use of almost any metal alloy.

We take pride in offering extensive prototyping and manufacturing services to globally recognized car manufacturers and top-tier suppliers like BYD, NIO, Dongfeng Automobile. Our aim is to surpass the expectations of our clients and assist them in achieving success in the market.