Thursday, February 9, 2012

First 3D Printed Car

An environmentally friendly car straight from your printer. Urbee, is a small ethanol powered engine capable of reaching 60-70 mph and with a body printed by a 3D printer.

This one of a kind vehicle can draw an electrical charge from optional solar panels reducing fuel to almost nothing. Urbees body may currently be the only 3D printed car. The makers hope that soon all the materials will be manufactured this way or by using fully recycled materials.

Whether or not this 3D printed renewable energy car is mass produced will be decide based on the price on which it is sold. Manufacturers estimate the cost anywhere between $10,000 to $50,000. Urbee, the 3D car, was made by a Minneapolis-based Stratasys in Canada.

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