According tomedia reports, Porsche wants to bring a little more car inspiration to its customers’ sports cars. On Tuesday, local time, the German brand said it would launch a new 3D printing project that would allow customers to make parts of their car seats using 3D printing technology.
This is not just for cool ness, Porsche says, and the technology will allow customers to choose three different hardness grades (hard, medium, soft) and reduce weight during production. This 3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat seat, which started out as a standard lightweight bucket seat, has a very unique structure.
The base support consists of a mixture of expanded polypropylene and polyurethane-based materials, which are fed through a 3D printer and then created to create the target material. Porsche’s “Racetex” material covers the final product, which helps regulate temperature and provide passengers with a cool feel.
Porsche plans to start offering the service in May and is still in the prototype stage. First, it will equip 40 911 and 718 models with seats for the track. It will then continue to refine the process based on feedback and may begin offering this option to all 911 or 718 Boxster/Cayman customers in mid-2021.