THE BLADE: WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED SUPERCAR
If you’ve been keeping up with the world of 3D printing and the things that have been created using the process, then you’re probably as hugely impressed by the medium as we are. Everything from phone covers and lampshades to working guns and guitars have been printed out, so in terms of what can be created, the world is our 3D oyster.
And now here we are with The Blade, the world’s first 3D printed supercar, created by San Fransisco firm Divergent Microfactories, who built the car like a giant Lego experiment, printing out the individual components for the car that they needed before putiting the entire thing together with carbon rods.
Apparently the car can go from 0 to 60 in just 2 seconds, and weighs significantly less than any of it’s supercar competitors. Another bonus is the manufacturing of the vehicle itself, using the method of 3D printing will significantly reduce the level of pollution that normally goes hand in hand with the mass production of vehicles like this. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call a win-win!