There are plenty of things you can 3D-print these days…from cups to toys to guns and even body parts. The technology has been successfully used in several industries providing components that are lighter, stronger and cheaper than traditional parts. While they have already made 3D-printed cars in the past, it was only a matter of time before someone went next level and created a fully functional 3D-printed supercar. Divergent Microfactories have unveiled the Blade, a 3D printed supercar that does 0-100km/h in 2 seconds and is considerably cheaper, has a third less emissions than an electric car and weighs nothing compared to regular manufactured vehicles.
And it looks like so.
Not too bad, although i think it woulda looked better if they made the bonnet section longer and the windscreen shorter.
“Divergent Microfactories’ technology centers around its proprietary solution called a Node: a 3D-printed aluminum joint that connects pieces of carbon fiber tubing to make up the car’s chassis. The Node solves the problem of time and space by cutting down on the actual amount of 3D printing required to build the chassis and can be assembled in just minutes. In addition to dramatically reducing materials and energy use, the weight of the Node-enabled chassis is up to 90% lighter than traditional cars, despite being much stronger and more durable. This results in better fuel economy and less wear on roads.”
Here’s the CEO, Kevin Czinger, explaining how the tech works and giving a tour of the vehicle.
I’d rather take a 3D printed 1969 Mustang though.