Gallery: The Urbee Hybrid is the World’s First 3-D Printed Car

 

If you thought that the Porsche hybrid was an incredible piece of automotive design, then you’ll be blown away by the Urbee. The entire body of this streamlined new gasoline/ethanol hybrid has been generated using 3-D printing technology. A collaborative design by Stratasys and Kor Ecologic, the Urbee is the first car ever to have its entire body printed using additive manufacturing processes.

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  1. James Fogal March 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Having a printed car makes so much sense. You can have limited runs of body parts as you ramp up and then make body style changes so easy. The Chevy Volt is only going to make 36,000 cars this year and could have printed the 100 car body’s needed daily for much less cost than tooling them up and then changing tooling next year. Printed cars are here to stay. You can actually have them build you your own unique body if you like with multiple colors that are in the plastic so you never paint a car again. This is really big news. I cannot wait to see how it works out.

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