Axis prototypes the new D12 Delage

Axis has been a specialist in rapid prototyping for over 20 years. Since its creation, our teams have collaborated in the development of numerous models for the automotive industry. Laurent Tapie trusted us to create the prototype of the new D12 Delage.

The car designer had stopped his activity since 1953. Laurent Tapie, with the agreement of the Delage heritage association Les Amis de Delage, has decided to relaunch the activity of this beautiful French company by creating a brand new F1 type vehicle approved for the road.

Multi Jet Fusion HP and Stereolithography are two additive manufacturing techniques that allowed the realization of the prototype of the new D12 imagined by the refounder and the Friends of Delage.

Multi Jet Fusion, a printing technique corresponding to powder sintering, was used to produce the interior of the vehicle as well as the cockpit chassis of this two-seater vehicle. We recommend this printing technology especially for functional prototypes because the HP Multi Jet Fusion produces parts in 0.8 mm layers for maximum detail. To be faithful to the final product, we have colored the parts in black because the parts are grey anthracite when they come out of the machine. HP Multi Jet Fusion is the fastest printing technique in terms of machine time, which has allowed us to conduct numerous tests with the brand on the various parts produced, particularly for the cockpit and dashboard.

Stereolithography allowed the design of detailed elements on the vehicle. The Accura Clearvue material was used in conjunction with the Jet Metal plating technique to make all the logos and other chrome parts that identify the brand, such as the Delage logo or the D12 logo. Jet Metallization is one of the finishes Axis is most proud of, as it is the process by which we are able to produce plastic parts with a true-to-life metallization.

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The new D12 was presented in December to potential buyers. The latter has a 900 horsepower V12 engine with a 330 horsepower hybrid electric part. The objective for Laurent Tapie and Les Amis de Delage is to put the spotlight back on the French brand, and, if the success of the D12 is there, to continue on this path and design new vehicles of the Made in France brand.

Axis is proud to have been able to participate in the realization and rebirth of the new Delage car. As you can see, our team adapts to your needs and does its utmost to make your prototypes as close as possible to mass-produced parts or aesthetic models.

Do not hesitate to contact us for the realization of your projects to print from 3D files.