Jan 092013

MakerBot Thing-)-Matic 3D printer All of us who work on classic cars know the problem of finding spare parts. Here is something to show that there is light at the of the tunnel.
This article of Design News demonstrates two methods that Ford uses to produce unique metal parts to test their prototypes. Most of us are already aware that printing 3D parts in plastic is more and more accessible, but 3D printing of functional metal parts seemed to be out of reach. Considering the rapid progresses in this field, let’s bet that in 10 years, we’ll be able able to turn to a local shop to print those missing parts we need at a reasonable price.

The future is (almost) here