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If you were fortunate enough to visit last year's Detroit Auto Show, you may recall something special lurking in the Ford booth. The automaker featured an expansive slot car track with a variety of Ford Mustang racers darting around an immensely detailed course. As it turns out, the track was built by David Beattie, a slot car enthusiast who has turned his passion into a serious business. Beattie uses a CNC router to carve the topography of your favorite track before applying numerous handmade d

This week's episode of TRANSLOGIC takes a behind the scenes look at General Motors' rapid prototyping lab in Warren, MI where machines literally grow car parts. Using advanced 3D modeling software and laser beams to fabricate physical objects sounds a bit complicated, so you might be surprised to know that there's actually more than one way to print a part. GM's facilities make use of two different rapid prototyping processes: stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS). Both us