14 Feb '18, 9pm

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3D printing technology has yet to fully reach its potential and German automaker Porsche is next in line to push its boundaries. The company’s Porsche Classic division has started to 3D-print more limited pieces for classic cars on demand. While it stocks over 52,000 parts for vintage Porsche models, specific limited edition and small run parts are now manufactured with the new technology to ensure the cost of tooling for a production run and storage costs remain low. Digital Trends gives the example of a clutch release lever for the Porsche 959. Only 292 models were made so to create a 3D-printed replacement part made more sense than to mass produce it. The creation process for the lever starts out with powered tool steel. Thinly spread on a plate, the powder is melted with a laser beam to create a layer of the finished piece and the process is repeated layer-by-layer unt...

Full article: https://hypebeast.com/2018/2/porsche-3d-printing-parts-cl...

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