World’s first 3D printed car unveiled at manufacturing show

Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by The Manufacturer

The world’s first 3D printed car was revealed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

An electric car capable of a range between 100-120 miles was assembled over the course of 44 hours during the six day manufacturing show.

The finished vehicle, named Strati after the Italian word for layer, was produced by Arizona firm Local Firm.

Mechanical parts of the model, such as the battery, motor and suspension, were obtained from a variety of sources including Renault’s Twizy quadricycle.

The company took six months to develop and design the car before putting it into the process of printing.

It says plans are now afoot to start selling models before the end of the year, with prices expected to range between $18,000 and $30,000.