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Ford experimenting with 3D-printed fabrics
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12th Nov 2019
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Ford experimenting with 3D-printed fabrics

Darcy Foster • Ever wanted to option your car with a fluorescent purple interior straight out the factory? Conventional car seat covers could soon be a thing of the past as Ford looks to implement '3D knitting' in its interior trimming. By experimenting with technologies prevalent in the manufacture of clothes and running shoes, Ford has created a way of using wool, polyester, or even silk to ‘print’ its own seat covers.
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Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper
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26th Jan 2018
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Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper

Bugatti has unveiled the first-ever 3D-printed titanium brake caliper prototype, claiming the mantle of 'world's largest automotive brake caliper' in the process. The new caliper is reportedly the largest functional titanium component produced by a 3D printer, and was created at the Laser Zentrum Nord in Hamburg, Germany. The centre's large 3D printer features four 400-watt-lasers, which melt layers of titanium powder to form the shape and structure of the caliper.
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CarAdvice podcast 46: Is there a future for 3D printed cars?
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31st Mar 2017

CarAdvice podcast 46: Is there a future for 3D printed cars?

In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and James Ward. Covering car news, we talk about the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrival, along with the big reveal of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept! The Honda Civic Type R will be priced ‘aggressively’, the 2017 MG GS pricing and specs have been released, the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover. Tony Crawford attends the launch of the 2017 Audi RS3 and chats to us about his review.
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