The technology in the motor world continues to move forward. The company Local Motors has taken a major step and has created the first vehicle created by 3D printing. It’s called Local Motors LM3D Swim and is being exposed during these days in the SEMA Show Las Vegas. For the moment this is only a prototype, but the company is willing to begin to occur by the end of 2016.
The project began a few months ago when he won the contest of Project Redacted, but their development has been rapid. According to the company this is because software, which has been provided by Siemens. They have also received the help of Saudi arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), which has been who has provided materials necessary to manufacture the body of the LM3D Swim.
The vehicle that we see in the images is still a prototype, but the brand assures that it is in phase of development and is working intensively to get to produce it. Be required for this a series of approvals that may be the key for that in the future that there are more cars with items made thanks to 3D printing.
Local Motors has planned to launch several models that they would follow the path of this LM3D Swim, along 2016. These vehicles could begin to be reserved in the spring of 2016 with a starting price of around up to 53,000 dollars (about 50,000 euros). Later would come into production in the new factory of small dimensions of the company in Knoxville, Tennessee at the beginning of 2017.
Source – Local Motors