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The Bugatti Veyron's 3D printed dashboard


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Very interesting to know °°

And the Bugatti design is sure a sleek one.

Just wondering what kind of material and methods they use to build that...

I can't imagine Bugatti making a cheap polyamide dashboard with SLS :-D

Is that like the new macbook aluminium frame? Milled in a brick of metal,
Or is it plastic like polycarbonate?

Wonder if they could mill some walnut burl insert for that kind of dashboard for optimal fitting too...
#1 aws357 on 2009-01-09 12:37 (Reply)
It is indeed SLS - that I know for sure. But I think it is covered in leather of some other sort of high-quality material.

Bentley uses several parts in their car (interior) made from SLS but these are all covered in leather.
#2 Peter Hermans on 2009-01-09 13:41 (Reply)
wow...it's fantastic!!!
#3 Frick on 2009-01-09 15:14 (Reply)
3d systems(and eos will probably follow) has a new process that prints SLS out of PP, which is evidently bringing the "direct manufacturing" loop even closer to reality. It has the exact same properties(according to them) as the PP that would be injection molded in the production part. Though for complex parts the answer may be to print them install them. This was before the crash though, so who knows what will become of the big 3. Something like 2/3s of the SLS machines in existance(at least 3d systems ones) are in Michigan supposedly. Used equipment anyone?
#4 wes mcgee on 2009-01-11 18:06 (Reply)
Wes,

Ouch, 2/3s? Wow, I had not heard that statistic before.
#5 Joris on 2009-01-12 13:22 (Reply)

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