Students at NTU Created a Futuristic Car Design with Additive Manufacturing

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 23, 2015
References: eurekalert.org & rapidreadytech
For a while now, it's been clear that sustainability and 3D printing are set to have a big impact in the automotive industry in the coming years, but this futuristic car design from the students at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) proves that this future may not be so far away.

The student concept car features a hard 3D-printed shell made from a lightweight plastic that protects a honeycomb patterned frame that lends strength without additional bulk. As far as what makes this 3D-printed vehicle run, the bespoke solar panels on the body of the car help to collect the sun's rays from every angle. This urban vehicle may be ultra small and have a low energy consumption, but it is able to boast top speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour.