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The Urbee is a Fuel-Efficient, Eco-Friendly Vehicle

 - Oct 31, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: stratasys &
Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3-D print technology, has teamed up with the Kor Ecologic Engineering Group to develop the Urbee, a fuel-efficient car with a body printed using the additive manufacturing process.

The Urbee is a low-emissions car that uses either gasoline or ethanol. The car also employs alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar power. See more shots of the Urbee car above.

Implications - Rapid technological advancements have made 3-D printing more accessible to companies and product designers. This has enabled a new wave of innovation using 3-D printing, including car parts. This environmentally car, for example, features printed body panels to reduce resource waste during the manufacturing process.