Behold! Local Motor Creates First Ever 3D-Printed Car- Strati

By Zenub Ayaz

Nothing, any longer, lies outside the paradigm of possibility. The day has come when the world gets to know about its latest weirdest invention, “3D-Printed Car- Strati”.

Previously, there were spectacles like 3D-printed buildings, dresses, hats, jewelry and etc. And now the world has been introduced to Strati, a 3D-printed car which was created using direct digital manufacturing techniques.  

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So this latest invention, the 3D printed car is titled as Strati. The car is composed of 40 parts which is way lesser than a conventional automobile that usually has more than 20,000 components.

The world’s first 3D printed car is completed in just 44 hours. Strati is the ideation of the Arizona-based Local Motors.  The car is made of one solid piece, and would have a top speed of 40mph and a battery range of about 120 to 150 miles.

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The frame and the body of the car are printed by a giant 3D printer but the tires, seats, wheels, battery, wiring, suspension, electric motor and window shield were made by using conventional means. Local Motors plans to sell 3D-printed cars for sale for between £11,000 to £18,000.

This battery-powered, two-passenger car is made of layers of black plastic and protected by carbon fiber.

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Local Motors CEO John Rogers told  the Wall Street Journal that they are the first company to make a 3D-printed car using carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic. About the printer, a machine tool maker, Cincinnati Inc, provided the huge printer, much larger than the usual 3D printers, which are usually 10ins by 10ins.

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Local Motors has been creating motorcycles, motorized skateboards and other vehicles since 2007, by the same method.

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