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Urbee Hybrid is first 3d-printed car Answered

From a variety of blogs and news sources, in this case ElectroVelocity.  The Urbee Hybrid is the first vehicle to be fabricated "entirely" using 3D printing technology. 

I am not sure what "entirely" means in this context -- the body panels?  the frame?  the complete motor and power system?  In any event, it's a pretty cool concept.

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Cheap cars
Cheap cars

9 years ago

amazing car! The car looks nice. i completely agree with u. Thanks for sharing information

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Boppo3
Boppo3

10 years ago

I can imagine this in the future : " Hey dad, Will you get me a car?"
"sure, go and print it."

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Hmmmm....not the dadly conversation that comes to my mind...

"Hey, Dad, will you get me a car?

"Do you think sintering powder grows on trees? Get a job, son, and when you've earned enough to buy a tub of extruder, then you can print a car. Oh, and go get a haircut!"

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MerlinMakes
MerlinMakes

Reply 10 years ago

lol. totally agree. this tech is NOT cheap..... yet.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

If I drive this around town, and someone takes a picture of me, will Fox News 100 years from now think I'm a time traveler?

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Doddity
Doddity

Reply 10 years ago

Ahahaha i get the reference.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

. IIRC, only the body panels are printed.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

The Urbee Hybrid is the World’s First 3-D Printed Car
"... The entire body of this streamlined new gasoline/ethanol hybrid has been generated using 3-D printing technology. A collaborative design by Stratasys and Kor Ecologic, the Urbee is the first car ever to have its entire body printed using additive manufacturing processes. ..."

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

To me, "entire body" ought to include the frame, but then I'm a pedantic SOB....

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

.  I don't consider you to be pedantic. I little picky at times, but that's to be expected, nay, desired in a Physicist.
.  I sometimes wonder about the rest. heehee

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Pendantically, less of the former, more of the latter?

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zack247
zack247

10 years ago

i dont want to mean this in an offensive way, but that car looks kind of wierd...

very interesting to hear about this though! 3d printers can get big enough to print bumpers? wow!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I think what you meant to say was, "That car looks extremely weird." And I completely agree with you. I'm just passing on the cool 3D printing love...