The 3D printed sculpture includes the owner’s VIN and is dyed to match their car.
The new Ford Mustang Mach-E represents a huge milestone for the American carmaker. It’s because for the first time in around 55 years, the carmaker expanded the Mustang family by bringing the famed pony into the electric age and adding a pair of doors.
Ford actually marked this milestone with the Mustang Mach-E First Edition, a limited-production version of the all-new, all-electric SUV. Now, Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center is making owners of the Mach-E First Edition in the US feel extra special by giving them a special collectible wireframe pony sculpture.
Inspired By Large-Scale Wireframe Model At Reveal
Featuring a baseplate with the vehicle’s VIN, the sculpture is based on the large-scale wireframe model of the pony featured at the global reveal of Mustang Mach-E in November 2019. Created via 3D printing, the special collectible wireframe pony sculpture is finished in the same color as the customer’s Mach-E First Edition.
It’s the first time that Ford has directly given its customers a 3D-printed component, and Mach-E First Edition owners have the first privilege to receive such a special gift. The new sculpture is also allowing additive manufacturing to set a new-use case within the enterprise.
Printed In Same Color As Customer’s Mach-E
All 3D-printed in white plastic in-house at the Ford Advanced Manufacturing Center, the wireframe pony sculptures are then dyed one of three colors – Rapid Red Metallic, Grabber Blue Metallic or Carbonized Gray – at Ford’s dye facility.
According to Ford, around 38 percent of the Mach-E First Edition customers picked Carbonized Gray as the color of their new electric SUV. 35 and 27 percent of customers chose Grabber Blue Metallic and Rapid Red, respectively.
All Mustang Mach-E Reservations Filled
The all-electric SUV was so well received that the reservation book for the Mustang Mach-E was completely filled in December 2019. A limited First Edition was available in extended-range all-wheel drive, red painted brake calipers, metallic pedal covers, contrasting seat stitching as well as a scuff plate marked First Edition.
Interestingly, more than a quarter of all Mach-E reservations were from California. Over 80 percent of US customers reserved Mach-E models with an Extended Range Battery.
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