Print Your Supercar At Home

We recently spoke about Ford’s 3D physibles for small 3D printed cars but today we want to bring you every car fanatic’s dream; YOUR OWN 3D PRINTED SUPERCAR! Divergent Microfactories has come up with the World’s first functional 3D printed supercar.

The Company

The company, DM, wants to bring the world a way to create greener (reduced raw materials, lower energy use, and less polluting), lighter (up to 90% lighter than traditional vehicles), and safer (stronger reinforced materials) locally produced vehicles. The company is one of the pioneers of the micro-factory concept in which you can produce up to 100K vehicles annually.

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The Process

Now that you know about the company, let’s have a look at the 3D printed car manufacturing method which uses 3D printed nodes that are constructed of metal alloys and are fabricated with a 3D printer. After creating the nodes, they are joined using carbon fiber tubing to create industrial strength chassis.
Using this process they can assemble the entire chassis within 30 minutes while the rest of the printing and assembly takes up to 70% less time than traditional automotive manufacturing methods. Their new technology can be used to build everything from two seater smart cars to durable pickup trucks.

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The Blade

DM’s 3D printed supercar has been officially named “Blade” because of its sleek and durable styling. Blade is a 1,388 pound vehicle made of a composite metal and carbon fiber material but their new construction method can be used to build the body from anything.

The 700 HP, 4-cylinder turbocharged internal combustion engine has undergone extensive testing and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.2 seconds. This means that it has already surpassed the McLaren P1 in terms of speed and has beaten the Bugatti Veyron’s power to weight ratio. The engine also runs on compressed natural gas or gasoline.

While no price has been set yet, we can safely assume that it will not be cheap. Either way, DM is truly making the future a reality.

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Sept. 25, 2018