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Fiero next to the first 3D Printed car by TheDigitalAlchemist
Started on: 09-19-2014 08:12 PM
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Snapped this pic today.

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Here's a website with more info:

www.washingtonpost.com/blog...arbon-fiber-plastic/

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Report this Post09-19-2014 11:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NotorioSend a Private Message to NotorioEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Very cool picture! 3D printing is turning up everywhere. Was reading just yesterday that SpaceX prints part of their rocket engines!
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Very cool. I can't help but think of those old anti-piracy ads... "YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR..."
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Originally posted by kawana:

Very cool. I can't help but think of those old anti-piracy ads... "YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR..."


No, but you can download an AK and a map to the Arabian Sea. I really wish they would stop calling petty theft piracy. There's no murder or rape happening because someone someone downloaded a Metallica song.
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double reply

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I would take the retro plastic car over the modern day plastic car any day of the week. Besides, that thing looks like cross between a dune buggy and a golf cart.

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Originally posted by wayneman:

I would take the retro plastic car over the modern day plastic car any day of the week. Besides, that thing looks like cross between a dune buggy and a golf cart.

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I'm going to try to stay on topic of Fieros and relate this back to them, but that sort of 3D printed car right there is why I really love this technology. And one of the reasons I want to relate it back to Fieros is the kit car community. 3D printing is going to open up a whole new world for automotive aftermarket. Think of back in the early days of kit cars - not just Fiero kit cars, but just kit cars - when creating a body often meant creating a splash mold or putting in a lot of man hours building a buck to pull a mold from. Now one can build bumpers, fenders, scoops, even entire bodies, 3D printed.

I know this technology is still in relative infancy but it will not only become cheaper and more accessible in households but you will also see the printing ability and quality improve. It's going to be amazing one day when we have automotive forums where people are swapping designs for a 3D printer to print up a body kit on a home 3D printer.
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

I'm going to try to stay on topic of Fieros and relate this back to them, but that sort of 3D printed car right there is why I really love this technology. And one of the reasons I want to relate it back to Fieros is the kit car community. 3D printing is going to open up a whole new world for automotive aftermarket. Think of back in the early days of kit cars - not just Fiero kit cars, but just kit cars - when creating a body often meant creating a splash mold or putting in a lot of man hours building a buck to pull a mold from. Now one can build bumpers, fenders, scoops, even entire bodies, 3D printed.

I know this technology is still in relative infancy but it will not only become cheaper and more accessible in households but you will also see the printing ability and quality improve. It's going to be amazing one day when we have automotive forums where people are swapping designs for a 3D printer to print up a body kit on a home 3D printer.


It can't get here soon enough. I need a carbon fiber rear trunk lid printed out to help offset the "heavy arse" effect of the N*/4T80
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Originally posted by Notorio:

Very cool picture! 3D printing is turning up everywhere. Was reading just yesterday that SpaceX prints part of their rocket engines!


So is NASA and everybody else. They can print directly in titanium now. Aluminum is a piece of cake. I guess they did the car in composite because that aluminum "ink" is very expensive.
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

I know this technology is still in relative infancy but it will not only become cheaper and more accessible in households but you will also see the printing ability and quality improve. It's going to be amazing one day when we have automotive forums where people are swapping designs for a 3D printer to print up a body kit on a home 3D printer.


Even if it isn't in your home, It would be cool to be able to send a print job from your home to a local shop and then pick up the parts...
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Originally posted by TheDigitalAlchemist:


Even if it isn't in your home, It would be cool to be able to send a print job from your home to a local shop and then pick up the parts...

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