Sep11

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The biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show, which takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, often focuses on the future of technology in the manufacuting workplace, including automobiles, medical facilities, green tech, and more. Automobile company Local Motors is set to tread new ground at this year’s IMTS, which will take place from September 8th to the 13th, by showcasing one of the newest and fastest growing technologies in the industry: a live printing and assembling of the world’s first 3D car!

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The car, known as the Strati, will be printed over the course of 44 hours throughout the event, and will be assembled and driven on Saturday, September 13th. While the printed car will still have to use conventional non-printable parts such as the battery, motor, and suspension, the completed Strati vehicle will use only 40 parts throughout its chassis. This unprecedented event will be the first time a 3D car is printed and driven, and serves to showcase the possibilities of 3D-printed vehicles in the future. Local Motors also plans to release the plans for the Strati’s 3D printed components for purchase in the near future.

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