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HV3DWorks: 3D Technology for Car People by Car People

HV3DWorks: 3D Technology for Car People by Car People

Article Published: June 23, 2017

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Need a trunk emblem for a 1950s Mercedes 300 SL? Good luck finding it. If you do, prepare to pay a fortune for it.

One of the most challenging aspects of an automobile restoration shop is locating parts. For rare and exotic automobiles, many parts can be nearly impossible to find, and without those parts, an accurate restoration is not possible.

“As restorers and builders, we are well aware of the challenge of locating rare and expensive components for our cars,” said Paul Vorbach, Co-Owner of Harmony, Pa.-based Hahn-Vorbach & Associates. “It was in pursuit of these treasures that we began to explore the opportunities presented by additive manufacturing /3D printing, which lead us to form HV3DWorks LLC.”

Nationally recognized for turning out concours-level restorations and custom builds, Hahn-Vorbach & Associates’ restorations have been presented at the finest automobile concours shows in the country, including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, The Elegance at Hershey and many more.

Vorbach said HV3DWorks’ mission is to bring 3D printing technology to his fellow restorers, builders and car enthusiasts. HV3Dworks has the in-house ability to scan, reverse engineer and design components. 

“This capability allows us to scan your car or one of its components and then have the part produced in the appropriate material,” said Vorbach. “Fabrication of the component is achieved utilizing modern 3D printing technology or traditional manufacturing methods where appropriate.”

Whether it’s an intricate emblem, discontinued carburetor or one-off valve cover, HV3DWorks can make the part or customize it — all through the power of additive manufacturing.

Learn more at http://www.hahnvorbach.com &

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