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|It’s not unusual to see cars getting blown up in big budget movies–
when you mix explosives with high-end sports cars you expect some really
beautiful automobiles to meet a fiery end. Many filmakers use computer
effects to make things look good without actually having to blow
$100,000+ cars up, but not the special effects crew who worked on the
latest James Bond movie, Skyfall.
To save money and preserve a classic automobile the team built three models using a 3D printer. A company called Voxeljet managed to create three highly detailed, 1:3 scale models of Bond’s 1960 Aston Martin DB5. The DB5 first appeared in Goldfinger
48 years ago, and the cars that are left are practically priceless so
it’s understandable why the crew wouldn’t want them to come to any harm.
Voxeljet’s large-format VX4000 printer can print objec
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