Video: Inside Koenigsegg Presents 3D Printing Supercar Parts
The fourth episode of Inside Koenigsegg’s web series on the Koenigsegg One:1 megacar has just been released, and this time around, Christian Von Koenigsegg talked about the advantages of a technology the company used to develop the insane exotic: 3D print.
In case you didn’t know, 3D printing is a process by which a three-dimensional object is made from a digital model. The objects are created and achieved through additive process, a step where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes by way of laser scanning. That’s the basic gist of it, but Koenigsegg dives even deeper into how the technology is being used on the One:1.
In this instance, Koenigsegg explained how 3D printing was used to give Koenigsegg the freedom to design components that could be used exclusively on the supercar. The company boss also talked about the advantages of metal 3D printing and how the company’s low volume manufacturing of its car justifies the cost of printing 3D metal parts to create materials that are unique from their competitors.
It’s arguably the most fascinating of the four episodes that have been released so far. We’ve heard a lot about 3D printing in the past couple of years, but the way Koenigsegg used the technology on the One:1 just speaks to the kind of out-of-the-box thinking the company prides itself in.