3d printed cars

Lo­cal Mo­tors’ chal­lenge to de­sign a 3D-printed car sparked some suit­ably far-out su­per­car con­cepts. Time to burn some rub­ber-based fil­a­ment…

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WHY GO THROUGH THE HELL of ac­tu­ally talk­ing to a car sales­man when you can down­load your dream ride? Well, you can se­lect from the 200-strong fore­court of con­cepts sub­mit­ted to crowd­sourced car maker Lo­cal Mo­tors’ first ever 3D-printed Car De­sign Chal­lenge. Six run­ners-up were picked by the judges, with top prize handed to Michele Anoé, de­signer of the Straiti (below). Lo­cal Mo­tors chief Jay Rogers reck­ons that by the end of win­ter it will take 20 hours to print a car and a mere day to as­sem­ble it. lo­cal­mo­tors.com

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