ETC: This is what a 3D-printed liquid metal Ford Torino looks like

Artist Ioan Florea has encapsulated a 1971 Ford Torino with 3-D-printed liquid metal transferred onto the car using technology that he developed, and the result is a stunningly shiny, seamless design.

"The surface has the highest coefficient of reflectivity never achieved before," Florea told us in an e-mail, using "nano-materials and nano-pigments that create an internal three-dimensional structure and dictate the polymer how to behave." Sure... We'll leave it to him to make any more 3-D-printed liquid metal-transferred art pieces.

Florea grew up in Romania, and the motivation behind picking the old Ford as his canvas came from his childhood memories of what an American car is - "big and wide and fascinating," he says - and the European name of the car itself, which it shares with an Italian city.

Take a few minutes to gaze at his Torino in the gallery we included.

1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer
1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer1971 Ford Torino: 3-D-Printed Liquid Metal Transfer

source: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/12/3d-printed-liquid-metal-ford-torino/

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