Interior Parts

Automotive interior designers and manufacturers are beginning to utilize large format 3D printing as a solution for building custom upholstered interiors from scratch. 

The parts they are 3D printing in-house consist of dashboards, center consoles, headliners, door panels, steering wheels and more with integrated audio and visual systems to improve the vehicle’s aesthetics and functionality.

JK Automotive Designs
case study

“For this ‘73 Bronco console, we 3D printed with our in-house BigRep 3D printer. This is by far the largest print we have tried and couldn’t have been happier with the results. The console consists of 6 main printed parts that bolt and magnetize together to create this massive console that we could not have made by hand.”
- Jeremy Katz, owner of JK Automotive Designs in Stoneham, Massachusetts


1) 3D Model

The center console was first created as a 3D CAD model. Designing for 3D printing allows the center console to be highly customized.

2) 3D Print

The center console consists of six printed parts that bolt and magnetize together to create the massive end-use product.

3) Integrate

The center console is then post-processed. Generally, this is done through sanding, then either painting or upholstering to deliver a finished part.

Popular 3D printers for creating full-scale custom automotive interior parts





Designed with a compact, fully-enclosed build chamber with passive heating, the BigRep STUDIO.2 is an industrial machine designed to reliably print composites and engineering-grade materials. Combined with the popular BigRep materials (PRO HT, HI-TEMP & HI-TEMP CF), the STUDIO.2 is an excellent entry into large-format 3D printing custom automotive interior parts for upholstery applications.
  • Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Build Volume: 1000 x 500 x 500 mm (39.4 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch)
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.25 mm
  • Nozzle Diameters: 0.6 mm

BigRep PRO.2

Built with a one-cubic-meter, fully-enclosed build chamber with passive heating, the BigRep PRO.2 offers a highly scalable solution compatible with composites and engineering-grade materials. In combination with the flagship BigRep materials (PRO HT, HI-TEMP, HI-TEMP CF & PA12-CF), the PRO.2 enables 3D printing full-scale parts for a variety of custom automotive interior upholstered parts.
  • Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Build Volume: 1020 x 970 x 985 mm (40 x 38 x 38.5 inch)
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.20 mm
  • Nozzle Diameters: 0.6 & 1.0 mm

Intamsys FUNMAT PRO 310

The latest addition to Intamsys functional materials (FUNMAT) 3D printer series, the FUNMAT PRO 310. This new professional FFF 3D printer is engineered to print with engineering-grade materials, delivering flexibility and ease of use to engineers and small businesses. It boasts a thermostatic chamber and a large build volume, providing incredible print quality while reducing potential errors or flaws. The printer can be equipped with an independently sealed drying filament box with a reusable molecular sieve, keeping humidity from impacting the quality of filament.

Intamsys FUNMAT PRO 610HT

The Intamsys Funmat Pro 610HT is a 3D printer capable of printing high-temperature materials like PEEK and ULTEM. It has a large build volume of 610 x 508 x 508 mm, an enclosed heated chamber, and a dual extruder system. This makes it ideal for industrial and manufacturing purposes that require the use of engineering-grade plastics.