Detroit, MI - Additive manufacturing services provider Solid Concepts provided 3D-printed and cast-urethane pieces for prototyping and pre-production on Equus Automotive's BASS770 sports car, which is inspired by 1960s- and 1970s-era muscle cars. Stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, and selective laser sintering were a few of the manufacturing technologies that the luxury automaker relied on Solid Concepts to provide.
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3D-printed components from the company included the grille, which was manufactured using fused deposition modeling. The grille was used for form, fit, and aesthetic checks on the BASS770. Selective laser-sintered pieces were chromed and used throughout the car, including as levers for seat adjustment. Many of the cast urethanes were leather-wrapped and used in the interior of the pre-production model.
Solid Concepts offers a proprietary cast urethane process called QuantumCast, which utilizes a platinum-reinforced silicone tool. During casting, parts are subjected to a proprietary heat and vacuum process to ensure that cast urethane parts are void-free. Other 3D-printed and cast-urethane components that the company produced for the muscle car included the instrument panel, headlight, and taillight bezels, HVAC ducting, the glass trim panel fender, console covers, seat belt covers, and under-hood components.
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