Honda concept cars get the 3D printing treatment

The vehicle manufacturer is offering 3D printer design files to enthusiasts

A 3D model of the Honda Puyo gets produced.

A 3D model of the Honda Puyo gets produced.

Honda Motor Company has released 3D printer design files of selected concept cars so that anyone with a 3D printer can produce a model at home.

The files, which include the NSX supercar concept, are available from a website called Honda 3D design archives. Other car designs include the Puyo from 2007 and Fuya-Jo of 1999.

According to Honda Australia sales and marketing general manager Carolyn McMahon, the company was “excited” to showcase its concept models in the 3D printing format.

“Australian fans are anticipating the launch of the NSX supercar so if they want to size it up sooner, the 3D file can now be downloaded from the website,” she said in a statement.

The announcement comes after Officeworks announced last month that it would start selling 3D printers in Australia.

Officeworks will sell 3D System's Cube through its website and at 21 stores. The printer is available for $1499, while cartridges cost $60. The Wi-Fi enabled printer can produce objects up to 140x140x140mm in size.

In addition, Adobe released an update for the company's subscription-based Creative Cloud suite which includes direct support for desktop 3D printers from MakerBot and the Shapeways online 3D printing service.

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