Sygnis among the pearls of automotive! 3D printing team as a guest at the exhibition of the national museum of technology

The elegant CWS-T1, the iconic Fiat 508, the legendary Syrena Sport, the famous De Dion Bouton or the world’s only motorcycle by Choiński – these are just a few of the nearly forty models of cars and motorcycles presented at the exhibition in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. Believe us that 3D printing, which can be safely called the technology of the future, can have a lot to do with vintage cars and education! The exhibition, which will last until September 25, is a real treat, not only for automotive fans.  Pearls of Automotive is – in its narrative layer – a cross-sectional story about the history of the automotive industry in Poland. A story that begins with the appearance of the first cars and motorcycles in Poland. There are plenty of examples – from the mentioned earlier French De Dion Bouton, to bold and unique Polish designs – such as Choiński’s motorcycle or CWS-T1 – the first Polish passenger car produced in series after regaining independence in 1918. The beautiful Syrena Sport, which embodies Poles’ unfulfilled dream about great motorization, will probably also arouse enthusiasm among the visitors of the exhibition. Another example is Ford T – a legend car: 19 years of production, 15 million units sold! A vehicle that motorized the United States, assembled in Poland in the years 1920-1925. You can also admire the British Humber from the beginning of the 20th century, which looks more like an elegant carriage with a motor than a car. The exhibition will also feature more contemporary, though already historical, Polish car models: Smyk, Mikrus, Meduza, Beskid, Warszawa M-20, not to mention the iconic Fiat 125p, Polonez Analog or Syrena 100. They will be accompanied by magnificent motorcycle models in the version with a basket – like the British Ariel or Junak M10 and without a basket – like the Polish Ryś, SHL Gazela or the classic Osa.

With a humour

The exhibition will also provide a place for humour and a good joke – after all, the automotive industry does not need to be talked about only seriously. Many car models will surely draw a smile on the visitor’s faces: the Buggy Quad Fiat 126p presented at the exhibition – an individual modification of the popular “maluch”, a fire engine beetle with the proud name of Ramses in the export version to Egypt, or the kind Fiat 126p – commonly used by families packing for the once-famous “holiday in Bulgaria”. The attraction for children will undoubtedly be the opportunity to take a photo on a military motorcycle K-750 – popularly known as “Kaśka”, or to start a huge 4-stroke Mercedes diesel engine. 

Last days of the exhibition

In total, nearly 40 cars and motorcycles will be presented at the exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by curatorial tours. All descriptions of the collected exhibits will be available in Polish and English. The organizer of this automotive event is the National Museum of Technology in Warsaw, from which the vast majority of the collections come. The remaining exhibits were obtained for the exhibition from private collectors. The exhibition will last until September 25, 2018. The exhibition can be viewed from 9 am to 8 pm in the Town Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science.

3D printing inside the museum walls

Part of our team are automotive fans – they came out with the initiative to establish contact with the National Museum of Technology in connection with the ongoing exhibition. We wanted to appear at the Pearls of Automotive exhibition and give something back. We wanted to tell you how 3D printing can be useful for enthusiasts of old, vintage car models. Thanks to this technology, we can print spare parts and elements that can no longer be produced or purchased. We can recreate the past, not only in the form of unattainable visualizations but so that we can experience it in three-dimensional full contact with an object. 3D printing brings creativity and innovation to everyday life, and reveals the secrets of new technologies to participants, the impact of which on reality becomes more and more noticeable. Contact with technology from an early age influences the development of children and adolescents. Developing spatial imagination, encouraging in-depth contact with technology and engaging in fun activities are some of the many advantages of 3D printing. Currently, most teaching aids are two-dimensional. Three-dimensional prints will be used in the study of almost every school subject, from history and geography, through physics, chemistry and biology, to technology, computer science and programming.

Sygnis New Technologies next to the pearls of automotive

We wanted to present the exhibition on our blog and on our social channels, and above all share our passion. Additionally, we were able to print souvenirs for the National Museum of Technology in a very short time. In addition to the Fiat 125p model, we also brought with us a small version of the Tański Glider, a replica of which with a wingspan of 60 cm, we made for the Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Czesława Tańskiego in the Marian Forest. The model was created by one of the high school students. We took it upon ourselves to produce the 3D print, and therefore we appeared as guests during the “Week with the Patron”. On-site, we were able to talk to Mr. Tomasz Szczerbicki from the National Museum of Technology, with whom we conducted a short interview about the exhibit and further plans of the Museum [note: the interview was conducted in Polish].