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Workshop uses Prusa 3D printer for Volvo spare parts

In a workshop in the east of England, old Volvo cars are restored and converted for rallies – with the help of 3D printing. The couple Emma and Rob Henchoz have been running a company specializing in Volvos from the 60s and 70s for over 20 years.

Restoration often requires spare parts that are no longer manufactured. This is where 3D printing comes into play. The team relies on a 3D printer from Prusa. After positive experiences with friends, Emma and Rob purchased a Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer. Since then, 3D printing has become an integral part of their workshop, as Rob Henchoz emphasizes. They mainly use PETG and ASA filaments.

Missing parts such as air filter housings or engine mounts can be reproduced. Rob Henchoz adapts the 3D models to the respective cars, for example with additional openings for ventilation hoses.

Henchoz also uses 3D printing for rally conversions. From brackets for navigation devices and water protection to a container for hydraulic oil, adapted parts are printed that fit into the car with millimetre precision.

Further details can be found in this video:

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