Yamaguchi Seisakusho, a Japanese metal processing company, has impressed the automobile industry with its amazing design of a wireframe car that remarkably resembles a rendered augmented reality vehicle.
By superimposing computer-generated pictures over the real environment, augmented reality, or AR, enhances it. People were convinced it was an AR creation when they first saw the snapshot of the white wireframe car taken by Yamaguchi Seisakusho. The truth is that the car was painstakingly built out of metal wire. Recently, this original creation gained popularity on Japanese social media sites, astonishing viewers with its authenticity.
The wireframe car is one of five units commissioned by Yamaguchi Seisakusho for a car convention a decade ago. Isao Yamaguchi, the company’s senior managing director, explained that it was an unusual request but viewed it as an opportunity to showcase the factory’s technical capabilities. The vehicles were initially designed using 3D CAD software. Precision laser cutters were then used to create jigs from metal sheets. Metal wires were meticulously placed and welded around these jigs, which were later removed, resulting in the intricate wireframe vehicles.
Surprisingly, the wireframe cars did not gain much attention until 2016 when one of the models was returned by the client and displayed in the Yamaguchi Seisakusho parking lot. Since then, photos of the car have circulated online and even featured on Japanese television shows. Recently, one of the five wireframe vehicles went viral again after being spotted in Niiza City, Saitama Prefecture, reigniting the debate about its existence in the real world on Japanese Twitter.
Yamaguchi Seisakusho’s wireframe car is a testament to the company’s expertise in metal processing and precision engineering. The level of detail achieved in creating a realistic-looking vehicle using only metal wire is truly remarkable. This innovative project not only demonstrates the technical capabilities of the factory but also highlights the potential for unique and creative applications of wireframe design.
As the photos continue to captivate audiences worldwide, Yamaguchi Seisakusho’s wireframe car stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of metal processing and showcasing their expertise in a visually stunning way.