How 3D Printing Is Saving Rare and Priceless Cars

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What do you do when you need a replacement part for one of the rarest cars in the world? Just 3D print it out of metal.

The technology of 3d metal printing is helping to save the rarest cars in the world. Restorers can reverse-engineer rare or nonexistent parts and then print them out of Inconel alloys, aluminum, stainless steel or titanium, allowing them to save and restore the rarest and most complicated machines you can think of. Be it something ancient or a brand new prototype, the sky is the limit, and although the equipment needed for the job costs a million dollars today, a small run of parts can be commissioned for under $1000 already.

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