I used to work in the 3D Computer Graphics industry for a couple of decades and watched this technology when it first came out in the mid-90's. That steam engine that Jay Leno held up wasn't scanned all at once, they scanned the separate pieces, then used a CAD program to put it together before building the plastic model. Or maybe build the whole model with a CAD program. It's cool that the plastic "copier" can generate something that's assembled, but you can't produce the same thing in metal. The more important reason why this technology is good is because they can generate the part that Jay needed for his steam car, check that the plastic one fits properly, then use the same file in a CNC milling machine and make the final one.
Are there some KLR pieces that you guys were thinking of having made that way?
Scott R. Nelson, 2001 XR650L, and a KTM 990 Adventure, Folsom, CA