Ford has launched 3D-printable files so you can print your own GT at home – providing you have a 3D printer, of course.
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The manufacturer uses 3D printing to reduce development time through the production of prototype parts that enable designers and engineers to quickly test and refine different approaches. Ford can print a 3D part in a few hours and, for as little as £750.
For the Ford GT, designers used laser 3D printing techniques to help create the F1-style steering wheel with integrated driver controls and the transmission paddle-shift controls. Engineers also printed key lightweight structural components for the upward-swinging doors.
For customers with their own 3D printer, the Ford 3D store offers 3D-printable files, as well as enabling customers to print their own Ford GT, with templates for a further 1,000 models including the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and the F-150 Raptor.
Source – Ford Europe