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Inspired by the delicate internal structure of the bones in a bird’s wings, Greg Thompson’s creation has a chassis moulded using shapes that can only be created using 3D printing techniques. He claims the design rethinks the modern method of automobile manufacture, too.
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The design ethos of this sporty number is simple: maximum strength, minimum weight. Not so grabbed by our winged friends, designer Chavito took inspiration from human bone structure instead. Not much padding, but plenty of support courtesy of the cross beams built into the chassis.
Michele Anoé’s flag-taking entry won out because of its simplicity, character and compatibility with current 3D printing tech. The sports car meets moon buggy nets the Italian a cool US$5k and will be printed live at Chicago’s International Manufacturing Tech Show this spring.