3d printed idea of the day is the 3d printed car

The team of engineer’s say each vehicle takes three months to print which is about 50 times less time it will take for someone to get the new 4 million dollar Lamborghini that has been created.  I bet that thing is going to be like a rocket ship.  Still probably will not have cup holders or wifi.

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The hybrid car, created by engineer Jim Kor, is designed to be light, cheap, easy to reproduce and very efficient. It’s made entirely of 3D-printed plastic parts, all except the engine and base chassis, which are metal. It has three wheels and can carry two passengers.

Currently, it takes almost three months for the car to be printed and assembled. But once ready, the car is extremely lightweight. According to Wired, the Urbee 2 has a curb weight of just 1,200 pounds, which should give it an impressive miles-per-gallon performance. The head engineer estimates that once the team has a finished prototype, they could drive from San Francisco to New York with just 10 gallons of pure ethanol.

via (Touch Me!)

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