posted on November 22, 2012 |
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Not one, but three 3D-printed cars were created for secret agent 007 James Bond for his recent film, Skyfall. No, they weren't full size, but instead were one third of the original size.
The three Aston Martin DB5's were used rather destructively in the film to avoid the expense (and tragedy) of blowing up a real DB5. According to CNET, one of the surviving models was sold at auction for near USD $100,000.
The models were produced on a VoxelJet 3D printer, well known for one specific advantage: Hugeness! We're not sure which VoxelJet was used by 007's team, but the VoxelJet 4000 has a build volume of 4 x 2 x 1 meters!
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