The company, me and how it all started:
It all started when I was restoring my Audi S2 Coupe. I had problems finding and buying the parts that i needed. I then got an idea to make them my self, and in early 2019 I started prototyping and 3D printing parts for my own car. It escalated to making parts for other entusiast and here we are.
Who am I?
My name is Martin, 29 years old and I live in Norway. My profession used to be computer technichian, but now I am a student at NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) studying technology design and managment. I have been interested in motorized vehicles all my life. I have driven motorcross, gocart, motorcycle and cars on trackdays on both asphalt and ice.
What do I do?
I'm doing all the work for this company, for now. It all starts with a good or bad idea to create something no one else has done with 3D printing before. Not because I'm the only person in the world who can make them, but because I'm willing to spend time and resources on measuring, CAD drawing, printing prototypes and testing. This is repeated enough times for the product to fit and function properly. I built, programmed and adjusted my own 3D printer so that I could create the parts that are in demand in the market for 80s and 90s cars.
Since I am active in the car scene and restoring cars, I see what is available and what more people need. Sometimes I get tips from other enthusiasts about what I should make. I do the whole process of prototyping at my own expense if the estimated demand on the part is large. I charge per hour if a custom product is to be made for one person.
The car project:
Here are some pictures of the 1700 hour + restoring process!
This is the stripped shell, ready for the "fun" part. Welding rust and changing body panels.
This is how the car looks now, nearly finished.
Do you want to see more? Have a look at one of my forum threads here.
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