SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Created in 2013 the 3D printed liquid metal Ford Torino (Timed Lot #7001) is one of the first cars to use 3D printing. One of the world's largest industrial binder jet 3D printers by Voxeljet Ag, in combination with parametric design, was used to generate the algorithm and create the shapes. Florea encapsulates the entire car in a seamless liquid metal with the highest coefficient of reflectivity, creating a stunning visual effect.
The Torino's body was manufactured on the assembly line introduced by Henry Ford during the Second Industrial Revolution and is fused with 3D printing technologies and materials, becoming a symbol of the transition to the Third Industrial Revolution. We live in a Post-Fordist society where advanced technology, 3D printing and robots are replacing the traditional jobs and assembly lines.
It will be sold at No Reserve as Timed Lot #7001 at approximately 8:PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
The auction will be broadcast live on Velocity and Discovery.
The 3D-printed Torino (Timed Lot #7001) has been featured in more than 100 articles worldwide and was presented at the New York International Auto Show 2014, Inside 3D Printing Show Rapid Show in Detroit and IMTS Chicago 2014.
About Ioan Florea
Ioan Florea grew up in Transylvania, attended Academy of Fine Arts, emigrated to United States to pursue the American Dream and Freedom of Expression. Florea is introducing a large scale 8 feet long by 4 feet wide by 4 feet high industrial size fused deposition 3D printer capable of high speed in combination with biodegradable polymers. This innovative 3D printer will be used exclusively to experiment, and create nonfunctional art objects -visit www.floreaart.com
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
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