World’s First 3D Printed Car – Took Only 44 Hours to Print!

World’s First 3D Printed CarWorld’s First 3D Printed Car

At the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Local Motors 3D printed a plastic car called the Strati. Local Motors printed the car’s chassis and body all in one piece, and also printed the fenders separately. The first phase of the process took just 44 hours.

World’s First 3D Printed Car – Took Only 44 Hours to Print!

Then the non-printed components (engine, seats, steering wheel, etc.) were attached in the last stage of the assembly.

“A 3D printed car like this will only have dozens of components,” Local Motors engineer James Earle told Business Insider. In the near future, he says, it could cost only about $7,000 to manufacture, perhaps the start of what will become a niche market for customized cars.

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