Porsche launches 3D-printed seats
It can feel sometimes like there's so much 3D-printed stuff out there that the next bit of news will be a 3D-printed 3D printer. But some developments are more interesting than most; into that category we're going to file Porsche's new 3D-printed seats.
Well, that's the headline anyway. These are still conventionally made, Race-Tex-clad bucket seats, truth be told, with only the central section (the backrest and parts of the cushion) produced using a 3D printer and clipped into place. Then it gets really interesting, as the technology - previewed in the recent Mission R concept - means three different rigidity grades can be offered, "to suit the customer's specific needs".
So those who want to feel like they're a Supercup driver all the time can go for maximum rigidity, …
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