The only Delange Type-S in the world is restored thanks to 3D printing

Delange Type-S

In addition to seeing how thanks to 3D printing it was possible to repair one of the pumps of a nuclear power plant and, although it is not so important, the truth is that this novel technology is allowing historical pieces such as the only one Delange Type-S that remains in the world, can return to circulate in a perfect state of restoration.

If we look for a moment at the history of this car we learn that Delange was a luxury car and racing car company that was founded back in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret, a city near Paris, a location that, thanks to a great fame harvested in the world of competition, allowed him to create and evolve cars that were quite coveted at the time.

Thanks to 3D printing, the only Delange Type-S in the world can continue to add kilometers to its odometer.

Returning to the present, we find a beautiful Delange Type-S owned by Stuart Murdoch, an Australian gentleman who was looking for a solution to a rare problem as he needed to repair a 16-valve engine. a 103 year old car. The solution to all of Stuart's problems was provided by Grant Cowie, a prewar engine engineer who knew of all the possibilities the engine could offer. Print 3D.

Among the possibilities that were considered was that of manufacturing the engine from scratch using traditional techniques, something that could become extremely expensive and would take a very long time. Due to this it was decided to bet on using digital technology to clone it. Among the elements, powerful lasers had to be used in order to be able to scan the engine both inside and out.

These data were later used to digitally repair the damaged engine. Once all these steps had been taken, there was only one thing left to do, make a 3D printing sand mold which served to create the necessary pieces in iron.


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