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Jay Leno Replaces Rare Car Parts Using 3D Printer

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I wonder how many other guys are doing this.

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2009/07/jay-leno-replaces-rare-car-parts-using-3d-printer.html


While he may have ceded the “Tonight Show” to Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno will never give up his mantle of being one of the most impressive celebrity car enthusiasts.

How impressive, you ask?

Leno creates his own spare parts for rare, old cars using a 3D printer. He described the process for Popular Mechanics, but here’s the gist of how it works: Leno scans the old part using a NextEngine 3D Scanner, which takes about 20 minutes at a resolution of 160,000 dots per inch.

This creates a 3D model, which he can then print in plastic with a Dimension 3D Printer in roughly three hours. At that point, he can use the plastic model to create a mold that can be used to build the car piece in metal.

Pretty nifty, right? He should put that much time and effort into his monologue.

Jay Leno’s 3D Printer Replaces Rusty Old Parts (Popular Mechanics via Gizmodo)
 

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3d printers are bad-ass! we had one at school. i made an ls1TB adapter and an mps hub.
 

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Why throw a shot in about his monologue? The story stood fine without that stupid line.
 

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I thought it was funny :dunno:
 

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i wonder what the biggest stuff he can make is
 

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Nope, what's firevortex?
 

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http://firevortex.net/ Some kinda addon to make forum browsing easier.

I'm trying to figure out why whenever I click on links posted on a forum, such as cars.com , ebay, blogs etc...) The link tries to redirect to http://jbrlsr.com/?aid=5336121816&bid=3323800&url= and then the actual URL the link was for, however its always a 404 error. To make it even worse this only happens randomly, and the firevortex addon is the only thing I can find that makes any reference to http://jbrlsr.com

:dunno:
 

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i wonder what the biggest stuff he can make is
Depends on what particular RP machine they're using.

our formula SAE team here at school had their entire intake manifold done on a rapid prototype machine like this...It would have taken at least a foot and a half cube of space in the machine to fit it in there, if not 2 feet all around. There are pretty big ones out there that can make some pretty amazing shit.
 

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Depends on what particular RP machine they're using.

our formula SAE team here at school had their entire intake manifold done on a rapid prototype machine like this...It would have taken at least a foot and a half cube of space in the machine to fit it in there, if not 2 feet all around. There are pretty big ones out there that can make some pretty amazing shit.
ive used one before, just curious if anyone knew how big leno's was, the one i used could only cut about a 3x10 in foam block but its still cool as hell to watch those things work
 

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They will be printing organs with these printers in the near future...i mean they are trying now but I don't know that any working organ was successfully printed.

Your liver got holes in...that's ok we will print you a new one.
 

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