World’s first 3D-printed car presented at 2015 Detroit auto show

Local Motors

This car, named Strati, has an innovative feature: it was printed entirely in 3D during the show and the operation took 44 hours to complete.

In order to build this car, engineers superimposed layers of material one after the other.

The mechanical parts such as the electric car battery, motor and suspension are not built that way.

But the rest the body was manufactured using 3D printing with a material composed primarily of ABS and reinforced with carbon fiber.

Chris Ziegler at The Verge had the chance to drive a bit in the Strati and wrote that it can run 40-60 miles on a single charge.

Local Motors is said to make the 3D-prited car available in the next 12-18 months.