Aston Martin One77 Front Lenses
The Ultimate Aston Martin
A fantastic case study showcasing our Aston Martin 3D Printed light lenses the first million-pound car for Aston Martin with a 7.3 litre V12 engine. One-77 was limited to 77 unique examples. The full picture was revealed at the March 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the finished car made its bow in late April 2009.
Malcolm Nicholls Limited (MNL) was approached by an automotive design company to produce a complete set of front headlights Len’s. MNL were selected for their longstanding history of supplying perfectly finished 3D-printed parts. For this project, MNL used their in-house 3D print machine – Stereolithography (SLA 7000). The handed lens was produced in a 11120 resin, which itself is optically clear when polished. MNL’s highly skilled model makers have enough rich history of achieving a perfect finish time and time again. Once the lenses were finished to a perfect gloss they have then used a pattern for a subsequent process, silicone tooling. From this tool, MNL used an optically clear polyurethane castings material. Once the castings are produced and final polish the project is then complete. Using these processes highly finished final parts can be supplied in a very short timeframe.This is another fantastic automotive prototype case study if you are looking for 3D printing get in touch with us.