Aston Martin One77 Front 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) were approached by an automotive design company to produce a complete set of front headlight Len’s. MNL were selected for their longstanding history of supplying perfectly finished parts. For this project MNL used there in house 3D print machine – Stereolithography (SLA 7000). The handed lens were produced in an 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 were 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 a final polish the project is then complete. Using these processes highly finished final parts can be supplied in a very short timeframe.