Forecast 3D, a provider of 3D printing and manufacturing services, will be revealing the Harbinger race car next week at RAPID 2015 in Long Beach, CA. The automobile is based on the design of a 1969 Mustang and includes over 45 fully functional 3D-printed parts.
To build the car parts, Forecast used SLA (stereolithography), Fortus FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), DMLS (direct metal laser sintering), ProCAST and CNC (computer numerically controlled) machining. After production, the parts were tested during the season of NASA’S American Iron race series.
By prototyping some parts, the company states, it was able to get parts quickly and inexpensively in thermoset production plastics that had a variety of properties.
“Working with Agent 47 on the Harbinger project has been very enjoyable and rewarding to all of us at Forecast 3D. Motorsports has always been a hobby of mine, so to be involved on a project of this scale and to see what can be done with Additive and ProCAST RTV in the custom and race car building business … to say it’s exciting is a gross understatement. I believe this is the tip of the iceberg as more and more custom and specialty vehicle shops embrace these technologies,” said Corey Weber, president and CEO of Forecast 3D.
For more information, visit Forecast 3D.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.