SEMA: First Road Ready 3D-printed Car Unveiled

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Local Motors the company behind the world's first 3D-printed car unveiled a road ready version called the LM3D Swim at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas yesterday.

The LM3D Swim is designed by Kevin Lo, a community member of Local Motors. Lo's design was chosen by a panel of judges that included SEMA vice president of vehicle technology John Waraniak and former talk show host and car collector Jay Leno as well as by voting from the Local Motors community.

Almost 75% of the LM3D Swim's parts including most of the chassis and body parts are 3D-printed. The company aims to increase that percentage to 90% eventually.

Local Motors will start taking orders by the second quarter of 2016 for the LM3D Swim, with prices expected to start at $53000. Early owners will be able to put a deposit on the car when he company opens the crowdfunding campaign.

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Story first published: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 13:36 [IST]
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