As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, the Maker Movement has been well acquainted with Atmel-powered 3D printers like MakerBot and RepRap for some time now. However, 3D printing has clearly entered a new and important stage in a number of spaces including the manufacturing industry, the medical sphere, architectural arena and science lab.
Recently, Cideas, a Rapid Prototyping consulting company based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, created a rather impressive replica of the 1927 Miller 91 race car using 3D printing technology – with the entire process completed in just 6 short weeks.
According to the folks at 3Ders, the 40% scale model car was created with 100% 3D-printed parts, including frame rails, wire wheels, body, steering wheel and grille.
“The CAD model was created with SolidWorks software by designer Bill Gould, one of Fallbrook Engineering’s most talented Senior Associates. His friend Mike Littrell, CEO of CIDEAS, saw it and together with his team, they created a scale version of the car using 3D printing,” said the 3Ders crew. “Some of parts were sent out to be chromed and finished in a shiny fashion, and the final version of this replica of the 1927 Miller 91 model car is truly amazing.”