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Printing a Car: A Team Effort in Innovation

September 19, 2014 - 2:16pm


The story behind the realization of a unique project: the building of a 3D printed electric car, as told by team members. [text version]

Media Coverage of the IMTS Event

3D-printed Car by Local Motors - The Strati." Local Motors (video clip), September 7, 2014. Reprinted with permission from Local Motors.

Local Motors Begins Their Six Day Quest to 3D Print the ‘Strati’ Car Live at IMTS.” Brian Krassenstein, 3D Printing News, September 8, 2014. Reprinted with permission from 3D Printing News.

One on One – Douglas K Woods.” William Poole, AMT News, September 2014. Douglas K. Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, discusses Oak Ridge National Lab’s work with Local Motors to build a 3-D-printed vehicle as a highlight of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Reprinted with permission from AMT Magazine.

SABIC’s Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World’s First 3D-Printed Vehicle at IMTS 2014.” SABIC, September 8, 2014. Reprinted with permission from SABIC.

“3D-Printed Electric Car Being Built in Chicago.” James Hagerty reports (video clip), WSJ Live, September 8, 2014.

“A 3-D printed car!” Interview with Andy Giersher, CBS Chicago WBBM Noon Business Hour, September 9, 2014.

“AMT to Present Technologies of the Future at IMTS.” Gear Technology, September 5, 2014.

“Engineers Build Car Using 3-D Printer at McCormick Place.” Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune, September 8, 2014.

“Maker 'Prints' Drivable Vehicle. Are 3-D Printers Fast and Inexpensive Enough for Mass-Market Goods?”  James Hagerty, Wall Street Journal Online, September 8, 2014.

"No Time for Car Shopping? Click 'Print' to Make Your Own." Nathan Laliberte, The New York Times, September 26, 2014.

“Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car.” Francie Diep, Popular Science, September 9, 2014.

“See the world's first 3D printed car.” WGN reports (video clip), CNN, September 14, 2014.

“Watch This 3-D Printer Make a Car.” LeeAnn Trotter reports (video clip), NBC Chicago, September 9, 2014.