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Stratasys Hosts Charity Auction for 3D Printer From Jay Leno’s Garage

By DE Editors

Dimension 3D Printing, a brand of Stratasys Inc., is auctioning the Dimension SST 1200es 3D printer used in Jay Leno’s Garage and donate the proceeds to a charity he supports. The winning bid will receive a complete Dimension 3D printing system with a one-year warranty, along with a NextEngine 3D scanner.

Dimension 3D Printers create plastic models directly from any 3D CAD program, using ABS plastic. The printer and scanner used in Leno’s Big Dog Garage have been publicized in magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Men’s Journal, as well as featured on JayLenosGarage.com. The printer will be autographed by Leno prior to the auction.

The staff at Leno’s garage has used the printer and scanner to create obsolete or hard-to-find parts for his classic cars.

"The Dimension 3D printer has been a great help in the Big Dog Garage,” said garage manager Bernard Juchli. “When we got the printer, we didn’t know the variety of ways we could use it, or that it would allow us to approach projects differently. We printed models of a heat exchanger for a White steam car and used them to make patterns for sand casting. On that one job, we saved about $5,000 in casting costs alone."

Details for auction participation:

  • The auction is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
  • The minimum bid is $10,000 USD.
  • The auction ends 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, Dec. 14.
  • To participate in the auction, visit www.ebay.com after the starting time listed above, item # 280429201810

Proceeds of the auction will go to Bailey’s Café, an educational and cultural organization dedicated to building community and intergenerational relationships in Central Brooklyn.

To receive an email reminder of the auction, or for more information, visit www.dimensionprinting.com/auction.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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