On June 24, 2015, the O’ReillySolid meeting held in San Francisco, DivergentMicrofactories (DM), founder of CEO Kevin Czinger will use a keynote speech that shook the world, his speech is entitled “to the material of automobile production (DematerializingAutoManufacturing)”
“Divergent Microfactories will launch a FLASHFORGE 3D Printer parts of the super sports car. “LMG public relations MannyVara said,” it’s very light, very fast–it’s greater acceleration than McLaren P1, power to weight ratio is twice times the Bugatti Veyron. But the car itself is only part of the story. The company has actually tried to change the car’s manufacturing methods, dramatically reducing the traditional automobile manufacturing-related material, energy, pollution and cost. ”
World’s first 3D print supercar Blade
This super sports car known as the Blade, its emissions have only an electric 1/3, and consume only 1/50 of other automotive manufacturing factory capital. 3D printed car from what we see, if LocalMotors Strati different DM manufacturing process quite a few LEGO style.
They are not 3D print the entire vehicle, but a 3D print made of aluminium “node” structure. DM using 3D printing to create elaborate complex of the shape node, ready-carbon fiber tubing connected with it. When all nodes have been printed, several semi-skilled workers chassis can be assembled within a few minutes. According to Tico social understanding, the whole process of constructing the chassis needed financial and other resources and very little, and unlike other automotive manufacturing technology that requires highly skilled and trained workers. DM efforts an important objective is to reduce the environmental impact of pollution and, so far, they seem to have achieved this goal.
3D printing aluminum node structure
On this day, Czinger and his team introduced the first 3D print super sports car prototype–Blade. Blade is a true supercar, it can, in just 2.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (McLaren P1 the figure was 2.8 seconds). It weighs just 1400 pounds, and install a 700-horsepower 4 cylinder dual-fuel internal combustion engines, gasoline or compressed natural gas as fuel can be used. The aluminum chassis by approximately 70 3D print nodes, workers hand-assembled the chassis and it took only 30 minutes. And the chassis itself weighs only 61 pounds.D print the node connected through carbon fiber tubing
“The body of the car is composite. “Vara told us. “A cool thing is that the body itself is not structural, so you can use almost any material to manufacture it, even including spandex. This car is one of the most important structural part of the chassis. ”
DM’s original plans annual production of 10,000 vehicles this super sports car, available to their potential customers. That’s not all, because DM is not just satisfied with this method of making cars. They plan to make this technology available to others. Sales at these super sports car in addition to the tools and techniques they will sell, innovators and entrepreneurs form small teams can create their own micro-factories and according to your own unique design and manufacture their cars. Whether car, truck or other types of super sports car, can be built using the company’s proprietary 3D print node technology.
Use this unique 3D printing methods node-type chassis, weight 90%, a higher intensity, and more durable than cars built using traditional technology. Lighter, stronger, more durable and more economical,more environmentally friendly cars, isn’t that what a lot of people want to do, so all of a sudden became accessible? Is really hard to believe, perhaps, the real limit is not the lack of technology, but the ideas in our head.