Monday, September 15, 2014

Strati: The First 3D Printed Electric Car

Strati, First 3D Printed Electric Car, 3D printed car

Local Motors an Arizona-based automaker produces the first fully functional 3D printed car called "Strati" in full view of the spectators at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago that was held September 8-13, 2014. The technology opens the opportunity for other manufacturers to adopt similar methods.

The Strati was printed using a giant 3D printer. The materials used is thermoplastic and carbon fiber. It took about 44 hours of continuous printing from chassis to the body. Then once they are done, other components of the car like the windows, headlights, motor and battery were added. The assembly took two days.

When you look at it, the car looks like it can go 100mph unfortunately it can only go 40mph tops, not too bad considering it comes out from a 3d printer.

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