Now that California-based start-up Divergent Microfactories has unveiled its super sleek printed car, it hopes to revolutionize the way cars are built in the future. The striking 3D-printed car is made with aluminum joints that connect to a carbon fiber frame. In comparison to the standard automotive assembly process, this method takes up less space and significantly reduces the amount of energy and materials needed to create a standard supercar.
The Blade is touted as an eco-friendly supercar that weighs in at 10 percent less that comparable models at 1,400 pounds. But with a 700ho bi-fuel engine that can be filled with either natural gas or gasoline, Blade is no lightweight—this printed car is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just about two seconds.
Moving forward, Divergent Microfactories hopes to franchise the method it uses for assembly so that others can quickly create, distribute and enjoy the power of Blade.