German multinational automotive company BMW has used 3D printing in the production of its new S58 engine. The successor to the S55, the new M straight-six engine features a cylinder head core manufactured using 3D printing technology.
The 3D printed part helps contribute to the lowest possible weight of the vehicle and supports thermal management. In January 2019, BMW also unveiled the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky car, which includes parts made by additive manufacturing.
In another application of 3D printing, Olympic rower Sara Bertolasi used a 3D printed seat to overcome a career-threatening injury. Bertolasi suffered from inflammation around the pelvis during preparations for the Olympic games in 2016, where she spent hours rowing on Lake Varese in northern Italy.