La Bandita Approaches Car Production with Hybrid Manufacturing, AI & VR

 - Oct 17, 2018
References: siemens & 3dprinting
Hackrod—which specializes in the production of speedsters—partnered with Siemens' PLM software company on an innovative project by the name of 'La Bandita' that aims to upend the production of mobility solutions with customer-led designs, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

With La Bandita, Hackrod and Siemens are asking people to "imagine designing your own sports car with an app and sending it to production at the touch of a button." Thanks to software from Siemens, this revolutionary concept in automotive manufacturing may be a reality in the near future.

After designing a speedster in a virtual setting, Hackrod and Siemens leveraged print-on-demand technology and created a speedster made of carbon and aluminum which has been presented as a study for how this approach has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing processes.