This Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra Was 3D-Printed

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 14, 2015
References: ornl.gov & gizmag
The 1965 Shelby Cobra is truly a vintage sportscar, and one that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory took it upon itself to create a 3D-printed replica of the iconic vehicle for display at the Detroit Auto Show. Incredibly, this project took only six weeks from conception to finished product, and both celebrates the Shelby Cobra while also showing off modern additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping technology.

The team took just 24 hours to print the 1965 Shelby Cobra's parts, 8 hours to print the tooling components and 4 hours to put together the bodywork, which was given a Class A automotive finish by Knoxville-based company TruDesign.