METHOD X 3D printer to meet the demand for customization from luxury automotive and lifestyle brands

The 3D printer will be utilized for the Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 project, the company’s first public project

 CALLUM, an engineering design company that provides its services to luxury automotive and lifestyle brands deployes MakerBot METHOD X 3D printer for the production of functional prototypes and tooling.

One of the projects that will require the FDM 3D printer is the limited edition Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged.

The project consists in reimaginingthe 2000s classic that will feature over 350 engineering, material and design changes, transforming the much-loved car into a more practical and relevant GT. We were informed that, just 25 limited-edition vehicles will be built in Warwick and will feature several 3D-printed end-use parts, such as brake ducts, all of which will be produced using METHOD X.

Ian Callum, Design Director & Founder, CALLUM, said: “I firmly believe that you can’t determine the quality of a design on a screen or photograph. You want to be able to see and touch something in 3D and additive manufacturing enables designers to do that quickly and cost-effectively. It’s a technology that hugely excites me.”

As a reminder, the subsidiary of Stratasys has integrated into this 3D printer a combination of the  most demanding features of the industry: the enclosed heated chamber, advanced industrial-grade materials and dissolvable SR-30 support material – so that operators can ensure exceptional surface finish, dimensional accuracy and precision for complex, durable parts.

This is not the first time that CALLUMhas been using additive manufacturing to turn design concepts into proof-of concept, but with METHOD X, the team confirms that it is really taking its first steps into industrial-grade additive manufacturing.

 “For specialist engineering and design companies such as CALLUM, versatile machines such as METHOD X offer a way to enhance craftsmanship and find new, efficient means to solve design, manufacture and production challenges. As the world looks for more personalization and bespoke products, CALLUM is now better placed to support its designers and, ultimately, its customers”, states Callum.

True to the designer’s personal philosophy of taking inspiration from nature, art and music, the company intends to focus on designing bespoke and limited-edition high-end automotive, travel and lifestyle products that combine cutting-edge design with real-world functionality. And to achieve that, METHOD X 3D printer has its part to play.

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