Bond’s 3D-Printed Aston Martin Makes ‘Skyfall’ Debut

James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond's Aston Martin

James Bond isn’t the most careful with his cars. So how did Skyfall filmmakers ensure the safety of the original (and rare) 1960 Aston Martin DB 5 that appeared in the very first Bond film? Three-dimensional printing company Voxeljet created three printed replicas to keep the original one out of harm’s way. To make the replicas as close to the original as possible, they printed plastic parts using the highly advanced VX4000 3D printer for large format printing. After printing 18 parts, they then put them together them the same way a real car would be assembled. Read the full story at Mashable.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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