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  • Brandmotion Earns Best of Show Award at SEMA 2018

    Southfield, Michigan, November 13, 2018: Aftermarket Automotive product safety leader Brandmotion earned a Best of Show award and several media awards at the 2018 SEMA show held in Las Vegas October 30 through November 2.

    Lucas Frank, Director of Product Development & Operations accepts the awards at the SEMA New Products Breakfast in Las Vegas. Lucas is accompanied by fellow Brandmotion employees Austin Rivera and Jillian Ouvry.

    SEMA recognized Brandmotion with the Best New Van/Pick-up/Sport Utility Product award for Brandmotion’s Radar Blind Spot System with Cross Traffic Detection.  This product provides consumers with the option of outfitting their vehicles with an automotive OEM-grade safety product that is typically only available on new vehicles.  Along with receiving this award, Brandmotion also took home five Global Media Awards for their newest products including the Radar Blind Spot system and the Trailer Rear Vision System.

    This is the 6th year that Brandmotion has earned recognition at the SEMA show. 

    Lucas Frank Director of Product Development & Operations and Brandmotion employee Jillian Ouvry stand with SEMA Chairman Wade Kawasaki.

    “It is truly an honor to receive these awards”, said Brandmotion Founder and President Jeff Varick. “This kind of recognition helps drive us to continue our pursuit to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads. We have built our reputation and success over 14 years on a steady flow of innovative products and ideas that help our customers grow.”

    Best New Van/Pick-up/Sport Utility Product Award for Brandmotion's Radar Blind Spot System with Cross Traffic Detection.

    During its 13th year of serving the aftermarket, Brandmotion has continued to extend its product portfolio and capabilities focused on improving the safety of drivers on the road. These categories include Towing Cameras, Offroad Adventure Cameras, Wireless Smartphone charging, and true OEM-based Blind Spot Detection and Monitoring.

    To read more about Brandmotion’s award winning Radar Blind Spot System with Cross Traffic Detection click here

    To read more about Brandmotion's Trailer Rear Vision System click here

     

    About Brandmotion: Brandmotion is in it’s 13th year of working continuously to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads due to traffic accidents. Specializing in the design, integration, and distribution of emerging automotive safety, mobility, and convenience technology.  Brandmotion is a recognized leader among aftermarket installers of mobile electronics and was awarded "2016 SEMA PRO Manufacturer of the Year" honors at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

    Learn more at www.brandmotion.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram @brandmotion and @summitview_offroad, Twitter @brandmotion, and LinkedIn.

  • 3D Printing and What It Means For the Automotive Industry

    In recent years, the 3D printing industry has seen explosive growth. It seems like there are new companies popping up everyday with their own version of the printers. Three-dimensional printers are part of an ever-expanding manufacturing industry, and with each passing year, their print times shorten and the amount of printable materials increases. Automotive companies like Ford have already invested in this technology to make prototypes, and even NASA is adopting this new tech.

    These printers work by depositing a thin layer of a selected material on top of a previous layer, gradually building up the object. The ability to literally print parts from scratch will give companies and hobbyists alike, a number of advantages.

    Check out the clip of a turbocharger housing being printed at the 2014 SEMA Summit.

    Set-up Shop Anywhere
    Traditional manufacturing processes can take weeks or even months to deliver new parts, not to mention, they require huge facilities. If you’re not looking to get into manufacturing, you can still print items from the comfort of your own workshop in a variety of materials, NASA even created a food printer for the International Space Station.

    A Do-It-Yourselfer’s Dream
    With 3D printers, production possibilities are endless. The printers are able to produce any object without having to create a mold. This means, hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers can produce one-of-a-kind trim pieces for their vehicle or home.

    Research, Develop, Print
    Early test methods involved having a small number of parts produced to test. However, when a part didn’t perform quite like the engineers had believed it would, production and testing would come to a standstill. Companies now have the ability to print a part, test it, and make any necessary changes before sending it to production. Ford has been aggressively adopting 3D printers to reduce costs and part development. They have managed to cut development times by 25% and can now send sand molds directly to a foundry instead of making a second casting.

    Hard To Find Parts
    As years pass, the availability of parts for older car models becomes more and more scarce. Utilizing a 3D printer, part manufacturers or even hobbyists could make a replacement for that hard to find piece. You might also expect to see more one-of-a-kind vehicles and modifications on the road in the near future.

    Going Green
    There has been a majorpush for the green movement in recent years. Unfortunately, in manufacturing, waste is always an issue. Three-dimensional printers offer a solution to this age-old problem. Instead of producing large batches of parts, of which some may never be used, printers can make the exact number of parts that are needed. This will reduce unused inventory and wasted material.

    Three-dimensional printers stand to make a large impact not only within the automotive industry but many other aspects of daily life. We will see more and more products being printed in the very near future.

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