If clothes can be made by 3D printers, it only figures that cars can be too. The same company that teamed up with HP for their “affordable” 3D printer has made the world’s first 3D-printed car, Urbee.
Dripping each layer of material bit by bit in the additive manufacturing process, the Urbee is a two-seat car made by 3D-printing guys Stratasys and engineering company Kor Ecologic. All of the body parts were made using 3D printers, including the glass panels.
One day it'll hopefully be put on the production line and do its bit for the environment, if Kor Ecologic follows through on its hybrid promise. For now though, it runs on gasoline and ethanol (getting up to 85km per litre). The design is pretty sleek and space-age like and can be seen at Las Vegas' SEMA Show this week. [Urbee via Fast Company]