Solid Concepts provided 3D printed and cast urethane pieces for prototyping and pre-production on Equus Automotive’s BASS770 sports car.
The BASS770 features 3D printing processes such as stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modelling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS).
Parts printed by Solid Concepts included the grille, which was manufactured using FDM. The grille was used for form, fit and aesthetic checks on the car. SLS pieces were chromed and used throughout the car, including as levers for seat adjustment.
Many of the cast urethanes were leather wrapped and used in the interior of the pre-production model.
Solid Concepts has long offered a proprietary cast urethane process called QuantumCast that uses a platinum reinforced silicone tool. During casting, parts are subjected to a proprietary heat and vacuum process to ensure cast urethane parts are void-free.
Other 3D printed and cast urethane components the firm produced for the car included the instrument panel, headlight and taillight bezels, HVAC ducting, glass trim panel fender, console covers, seat belt covers and under hood components.
The use of 3D printing on the BASS770 exemplifies the technology’s readiness for functional showcase models, its durability and its adaptability to any application regardless of how complex and its viability in the automotive industry.
Solid Concepts provides custom manufacturing solutions via additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, cast urethanes, injection moulding and tooling.
Solid Concepts printed parts for the Equus BASS770 sports car.