Jay Leno partners with Stratasys to 3D print parts on-demand for classic automobiles

Having been 3D printing parts-on-demand for nearly 10 years, Jay Leno has announced a new partnership aligning his Jay Leno’s Garage/Big Dog Production with Stratasys, and gain access to advanced FDM 3D Printers for restoration work such as refabricating obsolete parts found in classic automobiles.

The former host of the Tonight Show, Jay Leno, is now more into building and maintaining his collection of more than 200 rare/vintage cars and motorcycles – which he calls the Big Dog Garage.

Jay Leno and his classic automobiles.

3D printing is extremely essential when it comes to classic automobiles as you typically can’t find manufacturers churning out parts for them anymore. In addition, it would also be far too time-consuming and costly to re-create parts for classic automobiles using traditional methods as opposed to 3D printing.

On his CNBC car show – Jay Leno’s Garage – which has run for 5 seasons, Jay Leno is frequently seen using 3D printing to produce parts to refurbish, retrofit, and do road testing.

“As a lover of classic cars, I’m always looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible in creation and re-creation of these vehicles – and 3D printing is integral to this process,” said Jay Leno.

Jay Leno poses with 3D printed part fabricated from Stratasys Fortus 450mc.

With the new partnership, Jay Leno and Big Dog Garage now have access to core Stratasys solutions such as the Fortus 450mc 3D Printer with FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber material.

Jay Leno’s Garage/Big Dog Productions is now part of Stratasys’ Performance Partner Program, which brings together leaders in auto-racing, competitive sailing, and next-generation supersonic travel such as Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing, American Magic and Boom Supersonic, to push the limits of additive manufacturing under extreme environments.

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