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3D printed German car(LOCI)

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Accordingly, Daniel Buening, Chief Innovation Officer BigRep, “The vehicle consists of only 14 3D printed parts. The development, from an idea to a finished product, only took 12 weeks, It means that you can design and produce faster. You can print the parts that you need on-demand.
And you can also look at the sustainability aspect: moving spare parts around the world won’t be needed if you produce them locally in the factories instead of flying them across the world.

And you can also look at the sustainability aspect: moving spare parts around the world won’t be needed if you produce them locally in the factories instead of flying them across the world.
We can clearly see that the industry is under pressure. We can see that the technology of today results in large storage spaces, huge distribution networks and problems with transportation. The problems stem from the fact that we have a mass-production system. And mass production is only necessary because we need casting forms and injection casting forms (used in manufacturing) and large machines that need to be set. 3D printing is an alternative to that. We save time, costs and we can put the production in any part of the world.”

Similarly, CGTN’s words,” German 3D company BigRep has created a fully 3D printed car called LOCI. Normal car production is a time-consuming process, but in LOCI’s case, the whole process took only 12 weeks. 3D printed vehicles can also be customized. For example, tall people can order cars with more headspace.

Right now, LOCI is just a prototype. It will be fitted with an electric motor at the start of 2020, and test drives will take place soon after.”

German 3D company creates prototype of fully 3D printed car

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