A group of engineers behind Divergent Microfactories, a Silicon Valley based startup has unveiled their 3D printed super car – Blade when some of us are still using 3D printers to build some little things.
The Blade is a revolutionary super car built using 3D printing technology. The 3D printed car shoes off a pretty beautiful streamlined body with sliver coating that delivers you a futuristic and aerodynamic design. Under the streamlined body, there is the most impressive feature – an assembled chassis. The engineers utilized 3D printering technology to build lots of custom nodes that can be connected by custom carbon fiber tubing, which results in an industrial strength chassis that can be assembled by two skilled men in 30 minutes, so the Blade is is 90% lighter than conventional vehicles, but it features a more flexible and sturdy structure. Furthermore, the 3D printed nodes are custimzable, so you can get different vehicles by redesigning and reassembling these nodes based on different purposes. The 3D printed car is equipped with a 700 horsepower engine, but it only weights 1,400 pounds, and from 0 to 60mph it only takes about 2.2 seconds.
Source: Divergent Microfactories