Jay Rodgers, CEO of Local Motors details some of the more intricate details that go into making the world’s first electric 3D printed car, the Strati. Using only 49 parts the Strati’s body is carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic, which is an ABS plastic that’s commonly found is household plastics like Legos, so it’s cheap to produce. This digitally produced car takes 45 hours to print before being hand assembled.
Local Motors is designed to be a free, open platform design space where people from all over the world can collaborate and brainstorm vehicle projects and ideas. There are currently two Microfactories- places where anyone can go to collaborate and work on their vehicle related projects, one in Phoenix and one in Las Vegas though more are expected to open up both in the U.S. and abroad.
If you’ve got a passion for vehicle innovation, get involved, either online or at one of their Microfactories.
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