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On November 5th 2019, self-appointed “global leader in additive manufacturing” Stratasys of Eden Prairie, Minnesota announced that it would be collaborating with the show Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, as well as its production company Big Dog Productions. Stratasys intends to give comedian, actor and television host Jay Leno access to their 3D printers to keep his unique collection of unusual and/or classic vehicles in top running condition. Ergo, he will now be able to recreate parts that would be too expensive or time-consuming to produce any other way, or simply no longer exist.
The collaboration builds on Stratasys’s Performance Partner Program, which is designed to help the worlds of car racing, competitive sailing and next-generation aviation avail themselves of the latest 3D printing technologies. The group includes:
- Self-proclaimed “one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sport” motor racing team Team Penske of Mooresville, North Carolina.
- Professional stock car racing organization Joe Gibbs Racing of Huntersville, North Carolina.
- Professional sailboat racing team American Magic of New York City, New York.
- Aerospace company Boom Supersonic of Englewood, Colorado, who are intent on making the use of supersonic aeroplanes the standard for air travel.
Leno’s own vehicle collection comprises 169 cars and 117 motorcycles, including a 1966 Oldsmobile Tornado, 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer, and the Blastolene Special, a unique car built around a tank engine. The show Jay Leno’s Garage features him doing what the show’s website describes as “hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels.” Its 5th and most recent season finished airing in October 2019; it will probably be several months until network CNBC announce if a 6th season will be made.
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