Monday, 7 December 2015

The First 3-D Super Car


   The end of the spectrum is a car created by current technology that looks good, is wicked fast, far safer, and has a 2.2 second 0-60 time.3D printing requires no specific tools -- just designs and raw materials -- which is a significant advantage.

"When you've got very small runs and you're doing prototypes, parts can sometimes be very expensive,"

3D-printed chassis components, carbon tube connectors, a custom body, dual fuel (CNG/Gasoline), has a 4 cylinder Ford engine putting out 700 horsepower, a special 3-clutch semi automatic transmission, and a fiberglass.  3D-printed cars likely will become available first at the very top of the line, and it could be a long while before they trickle down within reach of the average consumer.


1. Complete 3D models can be manufactured, including those with hollow parts that could not possibly be made by hand in one piece, even by the most skilled engineer or craftsperson. Parts such as bearings, engineering parts and complex working models can be manufactured.

2. A variety of resins and waxes can be applied to the completed model. These increase the strength of the model, its temperature resistance and allows paint and finishes to be applied realistically.

3. A two part urethane can be added to the model to give it the properties of rubber.

4. Models can be electroplated to give the look and feel of a range of metals.

5. Prototyping machines such as the Printer 310 can even be used to produce highly accurate patterns for casting.

6. Manufactured model parts can be combined with real parts to produce a fully functioning product that can then be tested and evaluated