April 23, 2019
Benjamin Nenert, designer and specialized technician of Porsche, is the winner of the 2019 edition of Weerg 3D Printing Project Award.
“Among the many nominations received on our Facebook and Instagram pages, we have chosen to award this project because it represents an example of simple creativity, as well as an intelligent integration of 3D and CNC technologies,” says Matteo Rigamonti, founder of weerg.com, the platform that offers CNC and 3D machining online.
Weerg Award is designed to promote innovation and experimentation in design manufacturing.
“I discovered Weerg on Facebook, a very innovative service,” says Nenert. “I used it several times to print in 3D, both prototypes and final products. The prices are competitive compared to traditional services; moreover, I really appreciate the online quote system in real time, its ease of use and the speed of delivery.”
Nenert lives in France where he has a double activity: his main occupation as a Porsche technician, specializing in diagnostics and repairs of the newest Porsche models; in his “free time” he manages his own activity, “Ben Auto Design,” which offers repair and refurbishment of vintage Porsches through design manufacturing of modernized components.
Nenert's 2019 Weerg award-winning project is a component of a 1983 Porsche engine that he is restoring.
“It is a very important component because it will allow you to extract more power from the engine by converting it to a more modern electronic management system,” Nenert says. “I could also have tried to modify the original part, but it would have taken a long time, with a very bad result for the performance I was aiming for. The 3D-printed part has all the requirements I was looking for: perfect design, heat resistance up to 100°C and sturdiness,” explains Nenert.
Nenert says he plans to use the monetary award from Weerg for continued restoration of the Porsche 928, including the design of small pieces that he plans to produce with the additive manufacturing services of Weerg.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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