Airwolf 3D co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Erick Wolf has built a collection of project cars for him and his team to customize with 3D-printed parts.
"We're basically a hot rod shop that builds 3D printers," Wolf said. "We customize cars using Airwolf 3D printers because it's fun and it's our passion, but it's also a great way to show off our printers' capabilities. If a group of amateur car nuts can design and 3D print beautiful parts for the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, what can a true automotive professional achieve when empowered with the same tools?"
That's the same message that California-based 3D printer manufacturer hopes to deliver at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Airwolf 3D will park its red Dodge Hellcat in Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino booth No. 15011 during the show, which is open Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
Nicknamed the World's Most 3D-Printed Hellcat, Airwolf 3D's project car is a 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The modern muscle car has received quite a few 3D-printed upgrades since the company started the “3D-Printed Hellcat Project" almost 10 months ago.
From Wolf and his team of engineers to the company's sales department and design interns, numerous members of the Airwolf 3D Wolfpack pitched in to help get the car ready for the SEMA Show. The only rule Wolf had was that all parts must be original designs that are customized specifically for the Hellcat. The custom 3D-printed parts installed on the car include a grated hood scoop vent and air intake covers, scooped headlight bezels, and redesigned interior accents, including speaker covers, cup holders, and coat hooks.
To showcase the uncommonly large build volume of the company's AXIOM series 3D printers, Airwolf 3D designed and 3D printed an enlarged ducktail-style rear spoiler featuring the company’s logo.