Car Buffs Start a Business Offering 3D-Printed Auto Parts

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:

About Lynne Strang

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