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3D Printing Car Parts in ABS

This could be a solution for hard to find and custom parts for LH Cars. 3D scanning apps are starting to show up for the I Phone and Android phones and Maker Spaces are starting appear around the country so access to 3D printers is getting easier.


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Definitely a possible market; I would wonder about the quality of the "print" plastic, etc, and how it would hold up compared to injection molding.

I've got a friend in California that has made up a couple car parts on his 3D printer, a hub cap, and a little door link piece for an old Volkswagen that couldnt be found anymore. Both seem to be holding up according to him.
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Probably be good for things like the clear center tail light or maybe a more cost effective intake spacer.
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They're even printing things like CV Joint Boots

https://airwolf3d.com/2016/12/21/3d-...omotive-parts/
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I'm guessing the fairly cheap "Consumer" oriented printers won't be capable of many of the parts you describe.

Also the Consumer printers yield a pretty crappy looking part that's best used in a hidden place. I'm sure all of this will improve in the future but for now I believe there's a limited application market.

It's all about cost.
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