Strati-First 3D Printed Car
Strati is the first of its kind Car from the 3D Printing Generation. It was debuted in the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS-15) .It is a single piece body- 3D printed in a single machine. In crisp Strati is two seater which can go maximum of 25 Miles/Hr. Jay Rogers who is the behind the idea is the CEO of Local motors have plan to sell 3 of the same model. It took approx. 44 Hours to completely print the Chassis which may not look so aesthetic in today’s world but as technology matures the finish of the car could go up. Strati takes the Motor, Battery and suspension from Renault's Twizy which also a City Micro Car.
|Strati from Local Motors|
Strati is priced between 18000$ to 30000$ which is costly one comparing today’s Car Market but definitely it’s a Technology marvel.
UBEER 1 is another car which is technically first 3D Printed Car. Same used a set of 3D Printed parts and the same is integrated to form the full Chassis. Finish on the part is owing to the reason it was separately prepared and used different Rapid prototyping technology (3 D printing).
Though 3D printing (Rapid Prototyping) is not a mainline manufacturing technique due the strength capabilities and other limitations , we will see the same used for Mass production owing to less time for part creation and customization possibilities.
Few companies like Koenigsegg has already using 3 D printed parts in the saleable cars as the volume is less and give freedom on customization. Seeing the current trend in another 3 years the 3D Printing would be main stream mass manufacturing process in many Automobile OEM’s