Recent Topics
Very Basic Engine Question
by Ducked
04/21/18 11:16 PM
K&N Air Filter for FJ
by CCI
04/21/18 10:41 PM
Shoutout of the day... Thanks car51!
by SubieRubyRoo
04/21/18 10:15 PM
PTFE rear main seal installed NOT dry
by eyeofthetiger
04/21/18 09:22 PM
Why call standard spark plugs “copper plugs”?
by y_p_w
04/21/18 08:58 PM
Sesame seed oil for chicken marinade?
by aquariuscsm
04/21/18 08:39 PM
Microgreen M G 201-7 6k, CUT OPEN
by car51
04/21/18 08:34 PM
NAPA PLATINUM 41516, 17.2k CUT OPEN
by car51
04/21/18 08:24 PM
They don't make 'em like they used to...
by Alex_V
04/21/18 06:55 PM
5W-20 P.U.P. at Walmart (yes, in stock!) $24.97
by Linctex
04/21/18 06:37 PM
Havoline ProDS 10w30 on Rollback at Walmart
by JohnnyJohnson
04/21/18 05:43 PM
Richmond Raceway
by Warstud
04/21/18 05:40 PM
2009 Mustang GT
by GMFan
04/21/18 05:22 PM
Is your A/C ready for the summer?
by Nick1994
04/21/18 04:51 PM
Pennzoil Synthetic Rollback Walmart
by FordBroncoVWJeta
04/21/18 04:48 PM
Alternators, A just in case Scenario.
by rollinpete
04/21/18 04:38 PM
Palm Ratchets
by 2015_PSD
04/21/18 04:32 PM
2013 Equinox ATF change
by Dave Sherman
04/21/18 04:13 PM
Champion vs NGK Spark Plugs ?? Iridium
by fins
04/21/18 03:46 PM
Are you driving the same car since 2010
by CourierDriver
04/21/18 03:45 PM
Newest Members
Marc32275Jax, puma4440, zeroyon223, wade12345, rdatman
64806 Registered Users
Who's Online
24 registered (ctechbob, Blkstanger, AMC, aquariuscsm, 3 invisible), 631 Guests and 36 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64806 Members
68 Forums
282100 Topics
4709904 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4479529 - 08/05/17 03:44 AM Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older
Shannow Online   content


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 38961
Loc: 'Stralia

Top
#4479552 - 08/05/17 05:30 AM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9646
Loc: Indiana
We've had additive manufacturing machines at work for around 2 years.

I figured it was only a matter of time. Lol.
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 197k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 170k M1 0w40 Mann HU819X
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 142k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


Top
#4479679 - 08/05/17 08:52 AM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41406
Loc: New Jersey
I saw the same being done by Caterpillar.

Top
#4479766 - 08/05/17 10:33 AM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5665
Loc: Waco, TX
When it comes to restoring and maintaining antique equipment and vehicles... this could change everything.
_________________________
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

Top
#4479818 - 08/05/17 11:26 AM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
DeepFriar Offline


Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 1360
Loc: Georgia
On Jay Leno's Restoration Blog he often refers to using the 3D printer for impossible to find classic car parts. Most recently he used it for something as mundane as an A/C rotary control knob for an MB. A game changer for the classic car hobby I would think.

Top
#4479873 - 08/05/17 12:15 PM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10807
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
I think it is awesome and I would like to see Ford offer this. Maybe not have a 3D printer at every dealer, but have the option to "print" parts on an as needed basis. Even some things like accessory brackets that are aluminum to have the option of having them CNC'd would be great.
_________________________
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.

Top
#4479918 - 08/05/17 01:10 PM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9292
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
A common use for 3D printing is making a "positive" part to be cast. Now that there are machines that print metal parts I can see the need to use casting lessening.
_________________________
You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.

Top
#4479954 - 08/05/17 01:53 PM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
01rangerxl Offline


Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 9232
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Very cool! I am glad 3D printing is being explored for obsolete replacement parts, something that is often overlooked. Not too surprising that Daimler is one of the early adopters since they seem to appreciate the desire to keep old vehicles around more than most brands.
_________________________
2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 / 5-Speed Automatic / 2WD | 211K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 / 5-Speed Manual / 4X4 | 198K miles

Top
#4479983 - 08/05/17 02:39 PM Re: Daimler 3d printing obsolete parts for older [Re: Shannow]
DeepFriar Offline


Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 1360
Loc: Georgia
I had been following along with Cessna's upcoming Denali, a very Pilatus PC-12-like single engine turboprop (I won't call it a clone...because I'm nice). They had chosen the new GE Advanced Turboprop, GE's long awaited competitor to the PW&C PT-6A engine family. GE has been going full bore on 3D additive manufacturing for some time now but the stat that got my attention at the NBAA Show last year was that 3D printing had consolidated 855 parts to 12! At any rate I just looked up the following short GE Reports item that you might enjoy reading.


http://www.ge.com/reports/epiphany-disru...-manufacturing/

Top