Additive Manufacturing enables the production of components with integrated functionality - without the need for tools, thereby cutting development and production costs.Automobile manufacturers can increase the efficiency of their Research and Development processes, enabling them to get their products on the market more quickly. The focus here is not just on geometrical part accuracy: Additive Manufacturing technology is continuously expanding its range of new materials in order to ensure that parts are functionally reproducible, too, and can be installed directly in serial production vehicles. The problem with small-series production and the increasing demand for customisation is that traditional tool-based manufacturing processes often cannot be applied profitably. Innovative, tool-less Additive Manufacturing provides a new approach to tackling the current challenges facing the automotive industry. It offers maximum design freedom while allowing the creation of complex yet light components with high levels of rigidity.