Local Motors 3D printed car

Local Motors 3D printed carThe car is completely electric and consists of 75 percent of printed parts. These parts consist of a combination of 80 percent (ABS plastic), and 20 percent carbon fiber.

A number of parts such as the control shaft, and electrical components can not yet be printed with current technology. These components are all manufactured separately and then assembled. Local Motors hopes to have 75 per cent in 2017 increased to 90 percent.

The further timeline that the carmaker will continue, previously called optimistic. Local Motors wants to different versions on the same chassis built in the course of 2016 and the initial rollout of the 3D printed car is planned in 2017. However, the car is not currently approved and the construction of the factory still in full corridor.

In the spring should start the car in advance. It is expected that it will cost around $ 53,000. He needs to reach the market in 2017, but that might be a bit ambitious. Before that time, the car must be finished and approved by the authorities.

Local Motors 3D printed car

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