16Dec

3D printed cars and autonomous cars

When we talk about 3D printed cars, we are talking about cars that have some parts printed with 3D printers, mostly it is the body and interior while the vital parts are produced by traditional production. There are a multitude of concepts of these cars, prototypes, and a couple of functional models that are ready for production. One of the more interesting models is the LM3D from Local Motors, roughly 75% of that car is printed. The material used in printing is 80% ABS plastic and 20% carbon fiber. Local Motors is working with IMB to integrate IoT technology and IMB Watson technology into a 3D printed car.