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Mercedes is producing classic car parts with 3D printing

A new era for classic car parts

2y ago
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3D printed parts are starting to become more and more useful. The farming and marine industries are just a few that benefit from it. In the motoring world, even Porsche has been in on the action with 3D printed classic car parts for their vehicles.

Now Mercedes, with the help of the Daimler Research Group, has taken a bite out of it. Thanks to 3D printed classic car parts it will help produce straightforward from CAD models without the requirement for the task particular toolset.

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This latest attempt is called “Future meets classic” where Mercedes-Benz and Daimler shall create 3D printed parts for the 300 SL Coupe, two executive, SL Roadster and two extravagance class models.

All the classic car parts won't only be 3D printed, but will also up to safety road standards such as the mirror base in the 300 SL, which will be 107.5 mm – 42.5 mm longer than what the original one had.

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Comments (9)

  • So do we

      2 years ago
  • Do you think they'll ever make more parts for the w126 platform as I have a 1987 300 sdl and they haven't made many of the parts I need for it

      2 years ago
  • Fantastic !...From the looks of things on the MB Forum there is a market for reproduction interrior parts as well as the usual headlamp /tail lamp exterrior stuff for just about any popular Mercedes ever made.

      2 years ago
  • It's terrific. One huge downside classic car owners will always tell you is that finding parts is so expensive and difficult.

      2 years ago
    • Merc, Jag and Porsche does its best to provide whatever is needed. They also do a huge show about it. Porsche runs an entire network of factory classic car centres. These three Brands attend every major classic car event. One of my favourite...

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        2 years ago
    • Classic car shows grow now immensely big, the Essen Techno Classica is larger than Paris Motor Show (in terms of surface area egzostive.com/intro-to-techno-classica/ ), and 6-10 brands are present at factory level. Volvo for...

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        2 years ago
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