3D printing enthusiast Sterling Backus and his 11-year-old son Zander fell in love with the Lamborghini Aventador from a computer game and decided to prove that their own supercar is available to everyone – if you print it on a 3D printer.
Father and son have been working on the project for a year and four months, every evening for about an hour. They use CR-10S, CR-105S and QIDI Xpro to 3D print the car.
Initially, Sterling and Zander used 3D models of the Lamborghini Aventador available on the Internet and modified them in SoildWorks software to accommodate 3D printing. The body panels were printed from PLA for maximum stability, and the headlights were made from ASA, ABS and PETG. For the interior of the car, which requires increased strength, the creators used nylon material reinforced with carbon fiber. At the same time, Backus Sr. jokes that the most important tool for him is roulette.
Of course, in the course of 3D printing the model, father and son faced a number of problems, but in the end most of them were solved or circumvented. 3D printing the Lamborghini Aventador is a fairly affordable project, the cost of a 3D printed model was about $ 20,000, but Backus admits that this is an extremely large amount of work. Denver residents may soon see the finished car – the creators do not intend to lock it in the garage, instead, the 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador will be shown at exhibitions and in schools.