From Self-Assembling Autos to Printable Concept Cars

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 14, 2015
The applications for 3D printing are accelerating, and the current trajectory is lined with 3D-printed transportation ideas. Different methods and materials are being explored every day, affording exciting implications for the automobile industry as a whole.

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Local Motors presented its Strati 3D-Printed Car, which can be manufactured in just 44 hours, comprising the vast majority of necessary automotive components. This cutting-edge vehicle will be on the road in no time.

In terms of air travel, the MakerPlane is a single-engine two-seater personal aircraft that can also be built almost entirely with 3D printing. 3D printers are also capable of producing car parts like ducts and valves and even ornamental features including hood ornaments.