Printing a car is not for the hobbyist. It requires a small factory to print, assemble and test the vehicle - at least, for now. But it is super cool to follow the progress of the latest vehicles that are 3D printed or contain a majority of 3D printed parts.
The Low-speed Electric Vehicle (LSEV) is an inexpensive car that is claimed to have taken only three days to make. It is being produced by start-up XEV and Polymaker, a 3D printing company. All of the components in LSEV were printed except for the chassis, seats and glass. Like the Smart car, it is a two-seater with a top speed of about 43 miles per gallon.
Up until this year, the LSEV market has been dominated by electric bicycles and tricycles. The addition of a 3D-printed car version should greatly expand this industry which will initially be limited to Asia and Europe.
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