2020 GT500 will have two 3D-printed brake parts

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    They didn’t.

    Patents were found on the subject.
     
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    :Shameless plug: If you guys want more info on what Ford is doing in regards to advanced manufacturing, feel free to check out the video...
     
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    Nice find Face. Thanks for that.
     
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    My pleasure- if you guys have any questions about the center feel free to ask! It was great getting such an in depth look.
     
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    OK...there had been mention that two 3D printed parts were coming from there for use on the GT500. Any mention of what the other one was? Or on active brake ducting for that matter?
     
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    Sure, 3D printing has progressed at a rapid rate, however it seems unlikely to be faster/better for mass production. Of course if numbers of the GT500 are low, then maybe it is faser/cheaper than setting up a casting or other traditional manufacturing method.
     
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    Tires?
     
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    Unfortunately Harold didn't disclose what the second product is- sorry man!
     
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    Gotcha. And just to be clear, the part Harold did disclose is indeed the production piece? In other words, the printed part will absolutely be the actual part used on the assembly line and not just for prototyping/development, correct?
     
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    Indeed sir- 100% 3D printed and production ready. At least that's what he told me.
     
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    Talk about lightweighting. Wow, wow, and wow. Most impressive. Thanks for that!
     
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