Koenigsegg One:1 3D Printed ComponentsApril 20th, 2014
/DRIVE continues their series in which they take a closer look at the Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar with the help of Christian von Koenigsegg. In this video, they take a look at how Koenigsegg is able to use 3D laser imaging and printing technologies to develop both prototype and production parts for the One:1.
We first get a look at how the One:1’s race-inspired seat was developed. The team started by creating a rough full-sized model that the designers could sit in and modify as necessary. After they had a design they liked they scanned it with a laser imager to move the design into the computer model from which they could manufacture the final seats.
The team also uses 3D printing technology for many of the parts in order to try them in the real world before creating the final machined or carbon fiber parts. In fact, some of the parts in the production vehicle may also be 3D printed using ABS plastic where the part is not critical nor expected to take a heavy stress.
They also have the ability to print pieces out of metals such as aluminum and titanium. Koenigsegg uses that technology for their turbine housings in the One:1 and the titanium exhaust ports, which makes sense for the low volume they produce. The next step for Koenigsegg may be looking at new technology around carbon fiber 3D printing machines.