General Motors (GM) has invested more than US$81 million to build the Cadillac Celestiq luxury electric vehicle (EV), which incorporates more than 100 3D printed parts.

This is the highest volume of 3D printed components of any GM production vehicle, the company said, and includes both polymer and metal structural and cosmetic parts. The Celestiq production facility will also use additive manufacturing (AM) to make tooling, fixtures and gauges in the assembly process.

The company’s Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V also incorporate 3D printed parts including the shifter emblem, transmission components and HVAC ducts.

“The advanced manufacturing technology and tools we are utilizing on Celestiq will help our team deliver the highest quality vehicles to our customers,” said Gerald Johnson, executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability.