As restorers and builders, Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach often faced challenges when trying to locate rare and expensive components for cars. They found help in an unlikely place: 3D printing
The discovery led Hahn and Vorbach to co-found HV3Dworks LLC., a Harmony, Pennsylvania-based company that works with several 3D printers to produce rare or custom components for automotive restoration projects.
HV3Dworks is an offshoot of Hahn and Vorbach’s core business, Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Collector Car Restoration. The two co-founders spent several months testing the waters before they launched their new business in August 2016.
On his LinkedIn profile, Vorbach describes his career journey this way: “After a 35-year career managing systems integration and software development projects, I found myself about to be laid off and decided to pursue my passion for hot rods, sports cars and all things automotive. I was presented with an opportunity to become a business partner at a high-end automotive restoration shop….and I haven’t looked back. I love what we do and look forward to going to work every day.”
MSNBC recently featured HV3Dworks on “Your Business,” a show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. Here’s the video: