This 3D-printed electric car will be manufactured with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and delivered at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in September of 2014.
The Strati will be 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted from a massive online community of designers and engineers. The winning design will heavily influence the look and feel of the Strati 3D-printed car.
Local Motors is an open-source hardware company that works with the community to bring ideas to reality. Local Motors is the maker of the Rally Fighter, an open-source off-road vehicle designed for the desert terrain of Arizona and street-legal in 50 states. The company has also created the Racer motorcycle, the Cruiser motorized bicycle, and the popular Verrado Drift Trike.