Check out this video of a 3D printed car jack in action

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The concept of a 3D print, let a lone a plastic one, lifting a car is quite unbelievable. When we originally brought you the story we only had images to show for it, but now its creator has returned with a video showing off the feat.

Hans Fouche, founder of Fouche 3D Printing and the creator of the Cheetah 2 3D printer that created the jack, uploaded the video to YouTube yesterday.

In it he shows off just how easily the print can lift a car off its wheel. Heck, we’ve used jacks made of steel that are a lot less effective at their jobs.

This jack was 3D printed with ABS plastic granules and uses a threaded bar to create the scissoring action.

We got to have some hands-on time with the jack at the recent 3D Printing Meetup, and not even a video does Fouche’s invention justice. This print is far larger and denser than you’d be reasonably expected to think it is.  But don’t take our word for it; the files required to print your own are freely available on Thingiverse for anyone to download.

This joins a growing list of impressive prints from Fouche and his Cheetah line of printers. We’ve also seen working lawnmowers and a printer big enough to sleep in.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of