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Old 10-30-2014, 05:59 AM
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Wow, that is just wicked! What a well executed part. Ron

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Old 08-20-2015, 11:02 PM
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We've been pretty busy building a new shop but I thought I ought to post a few picks of the carbon fiber grille installed.

When we showed the GM designers our 3D printed grille and emblems at SEMA they were complimentary but also warned us that 3D printed parts typically have a limited life span in real world use.

Even though our 3D printed parts were still holding up just fine, we just installed the first prepreg carbon fiber version.

We worked with a U.S. company that uses the same materials and process used to make the OEM hood scoop so it matches perfectly in appearance and quality.

While we were at it, we also had all the 3D printed emblems including the front and rear bow tie assemblies CNC machined out of billet aluminum.














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Old 08-20-2015, 11:26 PM
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That is beautiful. Nice job.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:22 AM
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I am seriously considering buying a 69 Camaro just so I can have this grille.

btw I forgot how much I love this car.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:25 AM
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Are you producing these?
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:42 AM
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I have dreamed of doing a similar grill in my LSA powered 72.

Awesome car.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:01 PM
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I have dreamed of doing a similar grill in my LSA powered 72.

Awesome car.
I think that with the continuous improvements and capabilities of 3D printing and of the materials used in 3D printing we are getting close to the day when you will be able to take your dream to a place like kinkos and have them print one for you. I know that sounds crazy but I think it will happen faster than we think.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:18 AM
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I think that with the continuous improvements and capabilities of 3D printing and of the materials used in 3D printing we are getting close to the day when you will be able to take your dream to a place like kinkos and have them print one for you. I know that sounds crazy but I think it will happen faster than we think.
Doesn't sound crazy to me at all. I actually work at GM and have seen the progress of rapid prototyping, and it will become very doable in the near future! There's the build your own kits for doing small scale for small money already, could you imagine 20 years ago believing that would be possible haha.

Now getting it in hand laid CF is the other question (of money lol).
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:32 PM
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Damn that's nice. Way to go next level!!! Now what?
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