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3d-printed-aston-martin-db5Do you understand 3D printing? Me neither. Well anyways, instead of destroying an actual Aston Martin DB5, the director of the newest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” went with the still new technology of 3D printing to create three DB5 models to be the real car’s body doubles.

One of the one-third scale replicas was recently auctioned for $100,000 by Christie’s. Meanwhile, the movie, dug by critics and Bond fans alike, has taken in more than half a billion dollars in ticket sales around the globe.

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About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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