Porsche will print seats on a 3D printerMarch 18, 2020
Porsche created chairs using elements that were printed on a 3D printer. For the first time, a new technology was used on a bucket seat – that of sports cars of the German brand.
The central area of the cushion and back of the chair was partially made by volume printing from a combination of polyurethane materials. The material for the external seat upholstery was Racetex, which has large perforations. Special windows in the chair provide an opportunity to see the colored elements that are printed on a 3D printer.
Thanks to new materials, it is possible to choose one of three levels of rigidity. In addition, any color of the interior of the seats is offered. Modern Porsche do not currently have this kind of personalization.
By May of this year, the company will prepare a debut batch of 40 “printed” seats with 6-point seat belts. They will be offered to owners of the Porsche 718 and 911 racing coupes, which take part in the European Championships.
As noted, after collecting feedback and improvements – from about the middle of next year – new seats will appear on the market and will be equipped with, in particular, road models of the German brand.
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