Blade the first 3D printed supercar Is coming soon launched by the Divergent Microfactories company based in San Francisco.
The car is going to be manufactured using the latest 3d printing technology. The car will be made using only a fraction of the manpower and materials that classic supercar construction needed.
The “Blade” car model is going to be able to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds.
The car will also weigh less than classical supercars, by about 90 percent, this is due to the use of carbon fiber 3D printed parts and the size of the model.
The 3D printed supercar will have a 700 horsepower engine that will be able to deliver a massive punch, thanks to the car’s very low weight and futuristic design.
Previous 3D printed cars were build in one single frame, but the new supercar will have a more classical construction approach.
The 3D printed supercar will be build in nodes, allowing for better quality control. The “Blade” model will be constructed using “nodes” which are individual parts that will later be joined together like a puzzle.
Each of these Nodes will consists of a aluminum joint that connects carbon fiber parts to thus making the chassis.
With a weight of only 635 kilograms or (1400 pounds) the car will use less fuel to achieve massive acceleration speeds and maintain them.
However not the entire car is 3D printed, some larger parts are going to be build using classic technologies.
With the chassis being build by 3D printing technologies the company claims it will be more rigid and better quality than its competitors.
Company officials also claim that the entire cost of a factory that could build a “Blade” 3D printed supercar is about 10 million U.S. dollars.
This means the cost of production can also be added to the cost of labor and materials, that might drive the price down.
No one has announced a price for the car yet but most people expect it to be comparable to the value of a new model McLaren.
The car will be most likely be drivable on public roads and unlike other proposed 3D car prototypes completely road legal and functional.
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