TITLE

Tailor-made

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that MG Rover Group Ltd. and Ford Premier Automotive Group are investigating technology to allow motorists to design and customize parts of their new car at a local dealership, where they could then be built on site. The technology, which constructs components layer by layer from a 3D scan, could allow seats, handbrakes and steering wheels to be custom fitted to the driver's shape, said Dr Richard Hague, head of Loughborough's, England rapid manufacturing research group. Despite this, the researchers have identified areas where the technology could initially be used, including interior car parts where they are hidden under the dashboard or under another material.
ACCESSION #
14780944

 

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