Local Motars have laid claim to building the world’s first ever 3D printed car. The car, called the Strati, was designed by Michele Anoé. Anoé’s design was picked after beating off competition from more than 200 entrants in more than 30 countries.
The car was printed and assembled at last week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. The printing took 44 hours in total.
The car was 3D printed in one piece using direct digital manufacturing, (DDM), which is the first time this method has been used to make a car. “Mechanical components, like battery, motor, wiring, and suspension are sourced from a variety of suppliers, including Renault’s Twizy, a line of electric powered city cars,” according to Local Motars.
“The Strati was designed by our community, made in our Microfactory and will be driven by you,” said John B. Rogers, Jr., CEO of Local Motors. “This brand-new process disrupts the manufacturing status quo, changes the consumer experience and proves that a car can be born in an entirely different way.”
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