The owner of a classic car garage “Kasmero” Kaspars Naglis states that sourcing necessary parts can be very time consuming and expensive. Furthermore, the available parts can be of poor quality.
3D printing enables in-house production of spare parts for a wide array of applications in the automotive industry. The available materials range from rigid plastics to flexible rubbers with mechanical properties that mimic original parts.
3D printing functional spare parts speeds up the restoration process, saves money and makes the garage less dependent on other suppliers. Being a frequent participant in vintage car shows, Kaspars has become well known for his expertise in the field. Enthusiasts are approaching him for advice and spare parts. Kaspars states that ‘having a “digital stock” of 3D geometries is great for producing a necessary part on-demand without a need to keep real stock. 3D printing saves time, money and space.’