Local Motors builds the world’s first 3D printed electric car

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The Local Motors Strati’s entire chassis has been 3D printed using carbon fiber reinforced ABS plastic. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

 

The Local Motors Strati started with an idea. The crew at Local Motors wanted to build the world’s first 3D printed car. Specs were scratched together, project guidelines set and, true to its open-sourced roots, the automaker opened the project up to a crowdsourcing process similar to the one that resulted in the open-sourced, build-it-yourself Rally Fighter.

I met with Local Motors on the floor at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and asked about the significance of its 3D printed car being “open sourced.” I mean, it’s not like you can just download a car, right? It turns out that you can.

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  • Diana

    Very impressive development. 3D printers are defiantly the technology of the future. Unbelievable that we have reached this point in technological advancement.