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Jay Leno’s Garage looks at NextEngine 3D Scanner.

Posted in Celebrity Cars, Cool Stuff, Old Cars, Videos by MrAngry | July 6th, 2010 | 1 Response |

For those of us with old cars buying parts can be somewhat of a nightmare. While parts houses may carry some of what we need, most parts are generally bought used at swap meets and car shows. That process takes hours upon hours and even when you find the correct part it’s usually not in great condition and the process just becomes arduous. A company called NextEngine has now developed a machine that can scan the original part, be it broken or in full working order. When the scan is complete it then makes a composite duplicate of the part in plastic. These parts can then be reproduced in metal essentially allowing you to reproduce any part on the car. In all honesty I have no idea of the cost of this technology, but if it can be made reasonable then it would mean that we could make our old iron last forever. Click the play button and watch Jay Leno check it out because this is some really cool stuff.

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  1. Jim says:

    I hate you Jay Leno, read: jealous lol. He always has the coolest stuff. Seriously though, this is the future. Once these become as common as inkjet printers and people with some creativity start designing stuff and uploading it to a site and people can just download files and print the stuff off. Amazing things can happen.