Local Motors has announced the ReLoad Redacted car as the winners of the first 3D printed car competition which will be produced by next year.
Local Motors a start-up company from Arizona has been aspiring to enter the automobile industry. According to recent announcement Local Motors will make its very first car by 2016. The cars were chosen through a digital competition and the first ever 3D printed cars to be manufactured in the world have been revealed by Local Motors.
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The models selected are ReLoad Redacted cars namely the ReLoad Swim and ReLoad Sport. Both the vehicles were designed by the engineer Kevin Lo and the models will be produced by next years. The ReLoad Redacted cars have customizable and interchangeable parts that can be switched according to the need and requirements of the customers.
The ReLoad Redacted cars slated to be launched in the first quarter of 2016 will run on electricity. The cars will be called the neighbourhood electric cars and will come with a price tag ranging from $18,000 to $30,000.
According to Local Motors they are focused on revolutionizing manufacturing. The co-founder CEO John Rogers Jr., shared the technology of today allows online and offline car manufacturing and using the Direct Digital Manufacturing better and safer cars can now be produced.
The 3D technology utilizes printing lasers to form all the designs of the materials to be used in the cars. Objects such as titanium and epoxy resins can be constructed into the cars using pixels.
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Although the 3D printing cars process is slower is allows for limitless customizing in the designs of the cars. The 3D printing method to construct cars is also known as stereo lithography and cost less than physical manufacturing.