I still remember mimeograph machines. Seriously. So it is with particular wonder we witness the 3-D printing of a Shelby Cobra.
It’s happening now, not the future…
This is how the Oak Ridge National Laboratory does it: make a car using 3D printing. ORNL is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee – not too far from Knoxville.
Introducing the PRINTER.
Has its own little cabana within the laboratory.
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman rides in an early prototype of ORNL’s 3D printed car. Safety goggles are a nice touch.
The ORNL works on attaching drivetrain components to the car’s chassis.
An ORNL team member adjusts the suspension for the new 3D printer car.
This 3D printed car body is a replica of an original Shelby Cobra.
The classic blue and white pays homage to original Cobra, with the lab’s signature oak leaf on the hood.
Makes you wonder if these cars will replace diecast scale models among hobbyists? Here is a video: