Massivit 3D Printed 1:1 Concept Car May Signal Future of Concept Prototyping

Full-scale 3D printed concept car was exhibited at Festival Automobile International (FAI) in Europe.

Full-scale 3D printed concept car was exhibited at Festival Automobile International (FAI) in Europe.

Image courtesy of Massivit 3D.

Massivit 3D, provider of large-format 3D printing solutions, announces the advent of a new manufacturing method for concept prototyping exemplified by a full-scale 3D printed concept car unveiled this month at the FAI Exhibition in Paris. 

Massivit 3D large format digital printing solutions now bring to market new possibilities for concept prototyping across the automotive, consumer goods, consumer electronics and other industries by facilitating 1:1 scale concept prototypes that can be produced at speed, as well as saving on manufacturing costs, the company reports.  

Featured at this month’s FAI Exhibition, the David Bowie tribute concept car was produced by large-format 3D printing provider, Marie 3D, in two months and was designed by car designer, Takumi Yamamoto. 

“3D printing delivers significant savings in time and cost compared to traditional and labor-intensive production techniques such as full-size clay modeling and CNC routing,” says Amir Veresh, VP Business Development and Marketing at Massivit 3D. “We’re thrilled to be partnering on this prestigious and creative project that enables us to expose the true added value of 3D printing for the concept design arena.” 

“The design would have been too complex and expensive to produce with traditional milling techniques,” says Takumi Yamamoto, designer and founder of Takumi Yamamoto sar. “Compared to the existing, imprecise methods for creating mock-ups with clay and physical modelers, 3D printing produces an exact sculpture and offers greater creativity, design freedom, and a more streamlined production flow. It was great to see visitors so enthusiastic about the project, including many journalists who expressed that it was one of the highlights of the show.”

Marie 3D’s managing director, Philippe Marie, adds: “I am very proud to have worked on this project that demonstrated the capabilities 3D printing has to offer in terms of size, speed and reliability. We look forward to demonstrating this full-scale prototype across Europe and the rest of the world.”

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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