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Collaborating with the creative minds behind a custom car design company

04 March 2019

Custom car pioneers Hackrod are using Lightworks’ SLIPSTREAM to design their concept speedster in VR before manufacturing it using 3D printing.

The two companies were onstage at Epic’s Unreal Build event in Munich to showcase their work in progress to experts within the automotive industries.

Hackrod aims to empower consumers to be the designer and allow them to manufacture their dream car on demand. ‘La Bandita’ acts as their proof of concept of a built-to-order car, made into a reality. Hackrod is all about breaking the mould when it comes to custom car design and believe that this advancement in manufacturing will change the future of automotive design altogether.

For the past four years Hackrod has been developing the use of VR, AI and industrial 3D printing as part of their mission to change transport design. Through the gamification of engineering, consumers will be able to design ready-to-order vehicles in stunning high-quality VR, powered by the Unreal Engine.

One of the significant challenges in realising this vision is the ability to reduce data prep time for design teams. SLIPSTREAM enables designers to automatically prepare all of their CAD data for design reviews in less time. Instead of spending one day every week manually preparing data for every design review, SLIPSTREAM does it automatically. This allows Hackrod to spend more hours every day focusing on the important things like iterating faster, CAD modelling and the ability to be more responsive to customers.

Read the full article in the March issue of DPA

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