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Ford made history with largest metal 3D printed automotive part for Ken Block’s Hoonitruck

Ford made history with largest metal 3D printed automotive part for Ken Block's Hoonitruck

Written by David

January 30, 2019

American motor giant Ford is putting 3D printing technology to a variety of uses, resulting in vehicles—real and replica—of the highest quality. The legendary car company uses 3D printing as a fast and cost-effective way to create prototype parts and experiment with a whole range of different designs in a short space of time. Now the company is claiming a record for the largest 3D-printed metal part for a working vehicle in automotive history. That vehicle is Ken Block’s “Hoonitruck” Ford pickup. The “Hoonitruck” is the star of Ken Block’s latest Gymkhana 10 video. It is based on a 1977 Ford F-150 and has the same twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine as the Ford GT, tuned to deliver more than 900 horsepower. Yet this project would not have even been possible without some groundbreaking engineering by Ford Performance and researchers in Germany. Ford Performance engineers in the U.S. ran […]

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