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TopSolid, 3Dprinting & restoring old cars

In 1965 the car Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the U.S.
Nearly 50 years later, Thomas uses modern cad/cam technology to restore his old (1966 model) beauty to it´s former glory.
For those of you reading this blog have seen past blogs about Thomas, Swedish TopSolid guru and his 1966 Impala.
This time he used TopSolid and a Stratasys 3D printer to repair the broken center console.
Check out the full story with pictures on Thomas blog: www.tomme.se

TopSolid, Stratasys 3D Printer and a 1966 Impala

Swedish TopSolid guru Thomas Ericson is not only one of the guys making the impossible made possible at Swedish TopSolid reseller Protech but he is is also a huge fan of classic American cars and at the moment it´s a Chevrolet Impala 2D HT 1966 that is getting all the attention. Sure it´s coming along fine but this beauty wasn´t always a beauty, when Thomas first laid his eyes on this car it was a burned out wreck.

But as the hours go by (i wouldn´t want to guess how many) this Chevrolet Impala comes closer to it´s former greatness. But a problem with a project like restoring such a car is that getting all the right parts can be really hard or even impossible. So what to do? Give up? Or if you you are like Thomas you just make your own brand new parts! Check out Thomas blog to see how TopSolid and a 3D Printer from Stratasys can make life a whole lot easier when restoring old cars.

Check out Thomas blog Tomme.se here!