Oct.14, 2013

3D printing is an exciting and very fast moving technology that changes constantly. Though 3D printers can not be used to manufacture mass produced objects, they are still extremely useful for creating prototypes, highly customized items, or small production runs.

Cideas, a Rapid Prototyping consulting company based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has create replica of the 1927 Miller 91 race car using four major 3D printing technology (FDM, Polyjet, SLS, and SLA) and the whole building process took just six weeks.

The car is a 40% scale model and was created with 100% 3D-printed parts, including frame rails, wire wheels, body, steering wheel, grille, etc.

The CAD model was created with SolidWorks software by designer Bill Gould, one of Fallbrook Engineering's most talented Senior Associates. His friend Mike Littrell, CEO of CIDEAS, saw it and together with his team, they created a scale version of the car using 3D printing. Some of parts were sent out to be chromed and finished in a shiny fashion, and the final version of this replica of the 1927 Miller 91 model car is truly amazing.

Check out the video below from C.ideas for a detailed look at the state of the art in 3D printing process.

 

 

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Sam B. wrote at 8/1/2014 2:59:14 PM:

I wont one !

Dan wrote at 10/15/2013 3:17:39 AM:

Looks fantastically. I am sure that authors could print and fully functional engine for this model. However, probably such purpose wasn't set. 40%-sized copy reproducing such subject as the car in its main elements, materials and external details are improbably good indicator. "3D printing is an exciting and very fast moving technology that changes constantly. Though 3D printers can not be used to manufacture mass produced objects, they are still extremely useful for creating prototypes, highly customized items, or small production runs." By the way, when industrial goods only appeared, they too were worse on quality than production of handicraftsmen. But they were cheaper and they could be made in much bigger quantities. And many then spoke that industrial goods is never reached a level of quality of work of individual masters. Today the role of craft goods of that time was occupied by industrial goods, and a role of the industrial - made on 3D-printers. Anything new in principle, simply one more spiral turn :)



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