What Are Your Thoughts On 3d Printing Car Parts?

Discussion in 'RC Cars, Boats and Planes' started by autoservice1, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. autoservice1
    autoservice1 Member
    Is this unfeasible, it seems like high quality parts could be made to exact specification but I only question the durability. Hey, I guess it would depend on the location of the part in question. Body parts and such would likely be no issue. https://www.autoservice1chicago.com/
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Decorative only. You should not create or use anything that is structural or associated with the drive train.
    3d printed parts (with the possible exception of aluminum) are closer to the consistency of cast iron. They will crack and fall apart under higher stresses. That includes even parts such as stick shifter knobs, etc. You can't afford to risk life and limb to something that might fail.