The Secret Behind James Bond's Aston Martin
DB5: How Skyfall Producers Used 3D PRINTED Cars To Spare
the Priceless Original
Aston Martin DB5 was put through a series of huge explosions and
stunts during the filming of Skyfall,
including one scene which saw the priceless vehicle explode in flames.
have revealed the secret behind the stunts - if they lost a car,
they could simply print another.
cars, a third of the size of the real thing, were created using
a large scale 3D printer.
double for the now priceless original vehicle from the 1960s in
the film's action scenes.
were made by British firm Propshop Modelmakers Ltd, which specialise
in the production of film props, and used Voxeljet to print the
us to build three plastic models of the Aston Martin DB5,' voxeljet
CEO Dr. Ingo Ederer.
'We could have
easily printed the legendary sports car in one piece at a scale
of 1:3 using our high-end VX4000 printer, which can build moulds
and models in dimensions of up to eight cubic metres.
'But the British
model builders were pursuing a different approach.
that the Aston Martin was as true to detail as possible, and for
the purpose of integrating numerous functions into the film models,
they decided on an assembly consisting of a total of 18 individual
body is based on a steel frame, almost identical to how vehicles
were assembled in the past,' said Ederer.
to the automotive industry, foundries, designers and artists, the
film industry represents an entirely new customer base for voxeljet.
is on the cusp of a great future in the film industry.
offers fantastic opportunities, since it is usually much faster,
more precise and more economical than classic model construction,'
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