“The pioneers of a new era of classic cars”
Octoclassic founders have met in 2019 and decided to combine their background: Filip – classic car restoration, and Krystian – 3D engineering.
Since there was no guarantee that the idea is viable and profitable, they decided to test it on one of Filip’s Mercedes SL500. Their first pick was the sun visor trim cover, which for many years was a problematic and breaking part because of its imperfect geometry and high sun exposure. The part was reengineered and reinforced to never break again and 3D printed afterwards. Eventually, many other SL owners quickly recognized the quality and requested multiple pieces for their and their friends’ cars.
“Almost no manufacturers want to focus on classic car spare-parts, because the production volumes are too low, and no manufacturing technology is cost-effective enough to bridge that gap, except 3D printing. This is a great opportunity for all classic car lovers like us.”
“Finding new parts suitable for 3D printing quickly became our hobby and mission. There are plenty of parts in different cars which are really difficult to find on the aftermarket or the parts are very expensive.”