Masterfully Finished 3D Printed Truck Cab via SLS

Mobil Delvac Truck Display Model

Scale Model / Illustrative Display Model for Automotive Industry….

In brief

This model was produced on behalf of Mobil for Fury Design. The entire display is used for exhibition pruposes all around the globe. The model cab demonstrates where Mobils products are used around a typical truck cab, and iPads give product information about their various products.

Model requirements….

Loads of detail went into this model, look out for the wiper blades, aerials, wheel nuts to name just a few...
The model was mounted on an illuminated plinth. The plinth contained spotlighting to further highlight the cab. It also provided holders for multiple iPads that would give product information to the visitor.

Truck Manufacturer?

Data was originally bought from an online CAD shop. The Mercedes truck was then simplified to loose its Mercedes identity. Mobil did not want to be favouring a particular manufacturer.

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Detail preservation

Mobil wanted to illustrate the many areas where their products are used on a modern truck. With this in mind as much detail needed to be kept as was possible.

Truck Manufacturer?

Data was originally bought from an online CAD shop. The Mercedes truck was then simplified to loose its Mercedes identity. Mobil did not want to be favouring a particular manufacturer.

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Detail preservation

Mobil wanted to illustrate the many areas where their products are used on a modern truck. With this in mind as much detail needed to be kept as was possible.

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How it was achieved…

The 800mm long model was predominantly produced via SLS. Our excellent team enhanced the surface finish with gloss black coachwork and chrome effect vacuum metalising.
LED lighting was built into the cab to illuminate the front and rear lights.
Vacuum metalising gave the front grill, front lighting, wheels, fuel tanks and rear treadplates, the chrome plated look that was desired.
Vacuum Casting was utilised but only for the tyres [in actual rubber] and dark tinted windows.

Detailed Views

Tinted lacquer on top of polished SLAs created the rear lights.

Coloured vinyl gave the edge of realism.

Vacuum metalising produced the chrome look for wheels and other areas.

Vacuum metalising gave the front grill, front lighting, wheels, fuel tanks and rear treadplates, the chrome plated look that was desired.

Why MNL?….

40 year model making experience, In-house 3D printers, and attention to detail, were some of the key drivers for choosing MNL.
MNL's reputation for quality gave them the edge in the decision-making process.

In conclusion….

Almost anyone can 3D print a model it’s what you do with it after is where MNL stands out from the crowd, with a selection of 3D Printing processes and a skilled model making team, make for a perfect project partnership.

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