pbar wrote:Watching Car SOS last night, they had an Astra GTE on, very rare model by all accounts, and they needed three wheel centre caps. As they are as rare as rocking horse pooper, they had them copied and 3D printed, then painted up, exact copies therefore of the one cap which they did have. Obviously, unlimited copies can now be made. 3D printing is still in it's infancy and I assume therefore expensive. Although this could be the way forward for these hard to get parts.
I remember years ago, photo printing at home was expensive and making your own CD's/DVD's unheard of. So I think that's quite a positive thing for us all
pbar wrote:D366Y wrote:Though you can only print in plastic, would be pretty handy to do it with metal when I need a new front wing
You can 3D print in steel also.
tejb1 wrote:I'm not familiar enough to know whether the parts will be robust enough long term, mind - that's the telling thing.
Jasonmarie wrote:Sounds good but will it only do plastic ?
D366Y wrote:Though you can only print in plastic, would be pretty handy to do it with metal when I need a new front wing
pbar wrote:You can 3D print in steel also.
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