- Aug 31, 2001
- South Bend, Indiana (near)
- Power Trac PT425 2001 Model Year
I saw a video of Jay Leno talking to a company that does laser scanning that puts the part dimensions directly into format for printing from the scan. That was 2012 I believe.id do lots of cad work, and have a plasma table. setting up fo the cut takes 10x the labor as doing the cut. im sure this printer is the same. my main issue is not too many things on my tractor are plastic.
i have seen a video Jay Leno (not him, but his guys) make a plastic mold of a part he wanted, than cast a sacrificial form to the plastic mold, than make the part of cast metal. that was pretty cool.
Then he has another video of a company that can take a file like that and put it into a 3D metal printer. No plastic.
I saw another video of his many years ago where they scanned a right turn signal, mirrored it on the computer, and printed a left turn signal. They made a mold out of that and cast it in the proper resin for the lens.