DiMora’s V16 Engine Powered By 3D Printer

By on February 9th, 2009 in blog

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Admit it – you need a 1200-HP car, just like us. But now they’re being made much more efficiently due to the use of ProMetal‘s “Rapid Casting Technology”, which can build molds and casting cores of sand directly from 3D models.

DiMora Motors is using this new approach to build the startling 1200-HP motor on their new USD$2M Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan.

The new process appears to be a variation of 3D printing with a different media: sand! Of course, the final engine is not 3D printed, but its casts and molds were. According to the press release:

According to Dan Maas, Director of Business Development for ProMetal, “This revolutionary ProMetal RCT process allows design freedoms, heretofore never available to the casting designer or the foundry. Removing the requirements for parting lines, draft angles and providing undercuts is just the tip of the iceberg,” asserted Maas. “Providing nested cores, spiral vents, volute shapes, integration of multiple components, in-situ cores, and unique rigging geometry to minimize turbulence are design features that are being utilized today by advanced companies.”

One wonders what things may happen when engine designers catch on and begin traveling through a design space with far fewer restrictions.


Via PRLog

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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