World’s first 3D printed car
Strati is the first 3D printed car. The two-seater is made of plastic components and takes 44 hours to print, something which manufacturer Local Motors showcased at the Detroit auto show.
The car is outfitted with an electric car battery, motor and suspension from automaker Renault and can go up to 25 miles per hour. The whole project could very well be a first glimpse of the future of the automobile manufacturing. Sandvik focuses on the 3D technique and has opened a 3D printing R&D center in Sandviken, Sweden, and is in the process of hiring a team for the center, which will house the company's 3D initiatives, including creating shapes and objects that can't be realized with traditional production processes.
"We're taking this to another level," says Mikael Schuisky, Operations Manager for Additive Manufacturing at Sandvik. "We're making a focused strategic push to research this for the benefit of the entire Group."