Team 3D Prints Electric Car at IMTSTeam 3D Prints Electric Car at IMTS
September 12, 2014
Using a 3D printer, CNC router, and existing powertrain components, a team of engineers is building an electric car from scratch on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago this week.
Scheduled to be completed today after a four-day print-and-assembly process, the car known as Strati will use a combination chassis and body made on a large scale printer. It is said to be the first car to make such extensive use of 3D printing technology.
"We're trying to show how the process of additive manufacturing can be applied to vehicle design," Kate Hartley of Local Motors told Design News. "With this kind of technology, one day you'll be able to design your own car, print it, and take it home."
Click on the Strati below to start the slideshow.
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