World's First 3D Printed Car Constructed In Chicago

Posted by: Matt Wright on 11/18/2021

The idea of 3D printing opens up all kinds of new doors for advancement should the printing technology be advanced to the point where these printers can spit out anything that can satisfy our every want.

“This car was printed using the latest digital technology in just 44 hours. The Strati, which is Italian for layers, has a chassis body made of one solid piece and has a top speed of 40mph The tyres, seats, wheels, battery, wiring, suspension, electric motor and window shield of the revolutionary vehicle were made using conventional methods.

The car is composed of 49 parts – a significantly smaller number than that of a conventional vehicle which has more than 5,000 components. Conceived by Arizona based Local Motors the printing took place during the six-day International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago earlier this month. The battery-powered, two-passenger car is made of layers of black plastic and reinforced with carbon fiber.

The company hopes to offer 3D-printed cars for in the near future. Machine tool maker, Cincinnati Inc, supplied the huge printer, much larger than the usual 3D printers, which are usually 10ins by 10ins.”

This 3D printed transmission will blow your mind!

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