Range Rover Sport Light Cluster
Malcolm Nicholls limited (MNL) has a well-established history within the automotive sector. MNL were asked to supply a full set of car headlights and reflectors. MNL were supplied with finalized 3D CAD data, using this data MNL were able to produce 3D printed masters. In this instance the Len’s were produced using MNL’s Stereolithography (SLA) process and the reflectors were produced via their 3D print machine Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). The lenses were hand finished to a perfect gloss then used as a pattern for a silicone tools then using a water clear UV stable polyurethane material to give perfect optically clear castings. Once the reflectors had been built via SLS they too were hand finished to a perfect gloss then a subsequent process of vacuum metalizing was applied.
Where there are difference in textures on the reflectors these were produced as separate components then hand fabricated together.