Niagara College 3D-Prints Replica of Window Trim for 1934 Dodge

Published by , April 18, 2017 7:50 am

(CanadianMetalWorking) Applied research students at the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre at Niagara College reverse-engineered a matching window trim for classic car collector Phil Foster’s 1934 Dodge DR. The Research & Innovation division had recently installed a new Fortus 900mc Gen. 2 3-D printer from Stratasys at its Welland campus. The research team reverse-engineered Foster’s existing window garnish moulding and designed a 3D CAD mirror copy of the existing window garnish molding, and then printed the new component.
Foster described the venture as a win-win and, while happy with his custom part, he is also proud that his project has provided real-world applied research experience for the students. “These garnish mouldings just aren’t around anymore,” explained Foster who had spent years searching unsuccessfully for a matching window trip.