3D printed Aston Martin for James Bond film Skyfall is detailed to the core

James bond new film Skyfall is all set to flaunt the Aston Martin model DB5 that would make the film look more realistic. Voxeljet’s innovative 3D printing technology has built this model especially for the exploding car scene in the movie. Three such models have been created for the movie.  The Aston Martin DB 5 is not just a prototype of the priceless car from 60’s but also features meticulous work to meet the demands of the movie.

Aston Martin 3D

Instead of making a simple 1:3 scale model using a high-end VX4000 printer, the British model builders used a different approach of assembling a total of 18 discrete components. The complete body was crafted using a steel frame. Once the CAD data was presented for all the components, voxeljet started printing process for the model. Model exhibited layer wise application of particle material fastened together. For maintaining the detailing as well as the preciseness of the task, plastic material PMMA was used. PMMA not only provides immense detailing but also makes it robust and stable.

Aston Martin 3D

The 3D printed parts consisted of doors, roofs, mudguards and lots more. There were total of 54 parts for three cars. The parts were then transported to Pinewood Studios for assembling and finishing purpose. All cars were painted like the original Aston Martin DB5 which was used in the first James Bond movie 50 years ago and realistic effects were also added like bullet holes, etc.

One model has already been auctioned at Christie’s for $99,041 and with all details and niceties it is worth the price.

Aston Martin 3D

Aston Martin 3D

Aston Martin 3D

Via: 3ders

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