It is known that 3D printing is used in the automotive industry. So GMTEC, based in Oud-Beierland nearby Rotterdam (www.gmtec.nl) invited Tractus3D for their annual supercar meeting event.
With almost 300 supercars attending, GMTEC attracted around 6.000 people to visit their company specialised in selling, maintenance and tuning of supercars. General manager Gerco de Jong is keen on the latest technology and interested in the development of 3D printing for producing one-off parts, scale models, aerodynamica parts, etc. A Tractus3D T1250 RTP printer had a prominent spot between supercars like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes.
Outside people looked at a parking lot full of dreamcars and they were welcome to come inside and see the products and services of the GMTEC supercar specialists. Off course the Tractus3D printer attracted a lot of attention. Not only didn't people expect to see a 3D printer in a company like that, but seeing it work and really producing parts was a real eyeopener for a lot of people.
As an example we brought a 3D printed scale model of a Toyota engine, complete with differential, etc. (file downloaded from Thingiverse.com) and people were astonished about the details and resolution....and also that is was just a four cylinder engine off course.