Jay Leno Wants A 3D Printer!

By on February 26th, 2009 in blog


How mainstream is this? Late night host Jay Leno, one of the world’s most notable car fanatics. As the owner of very large number of vehicles, he has a problem that anyone with a collection of old things may have: “I can’t get a replacement part!”

In a video on Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay describes his situation, where a part on an ancient steamer broke, and he realized the last dealer closed in 1910! How to get a new part? 3D Scanning and Printing are the answer. Jay takes the problem to Next Engine, who scan the part, then print a new copy on a Dimension 3D printer. Jay walks us through the entire process, and makes it look easy.

Perhaps we can reproduce some of his cars?

Via Jay Leno’s Garage

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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