I have seen Opel (GM Europe) have something
that transfer 3D CAD-drawings to some laser/resin
machine that can make any part they want. On
TV they made a dashboard design from first drawing
to a finished prototype for evaluation.
Cylinder heads should not be as complicated as the
engine block. If making a new U20 head why not do
the FIA-head but with slightly smaller ports.
James Ross wrote:
> What a project. I saw a show on telly (tv) about a month ago that a
> german company was using medical MRI equipment coupled with laser/resin
> prototyping technologies to make rare copies of engine components. You
> don't have to cut the thing up to make measurments. But might be
> difficult to get a referal from the doc for an engine block though.
> I'm guessing at about AUD$100k. I guess originality is imortant since
> only 6 blocks were ever made, 5 left i guess.
> Thomas - Sweden wrote:
> > I found this very interesting but why not make the
> > engine block with "wet" cylinder liners? Unless
> > originality is an issue of course. They had to make
> > offset connecting rods for the big bore block as
> > cylinder spacing is different. Lot's a work!!!
> > Thomas
> > Gordon Glasgow wrote:
> >>Good Lord, what a project! Any moldmakers out there who want to do U20
> >>Gordon Glasgow
> >>Renton, WA
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