For something a little different on a quite Sunday, we are going to show you this interesting video that we found via our friend Ivan Pozega from Australia. Even though the 3D printing process has been around for quite a few years now, to both machinists of the old school and the general public it still remains something of a marvel. In the video above, you can follow the process of the construction of a fine scale model of the legendary Miller 91 Front Drive from initial computer aided design to the finished product.
- Photos of the 1927 Miller restored by Dave Hentscel for the late Chuck Davis. Photos courtesy of MillerOffy.com were you can learn all about the Miller.
The project used all four major 3D printing processes; FDM, Polyjet, SLS, and SLA and if that jargon is unfamiliar to you, rest assured that they are all clearly described by Mike Littrell of Cideas, who spearheaded the project. While the technology is currently restricted to the use of various plastics, polymers and resins, we suppose it won’t be very long before someone figures out a way to do this in metal, thereby revolutionizing the manufacturing of just about everything.