2015 Detroit Auto Show: World's First 3D-printed Car Debuted

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A new kind of vehicle and manufacturing process will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Local Motors will 3D print, assemble and debut the world's first 3D-printed car - live from the show floor.

Called the Strati, the vehicle is the first in a line of 3D-printed cars from Local Motors. The design was chosen in May 2014 from more than 200 submitted to Local Motors by the company's online co-creation community after launching a call for entries.

The winning design was submitted by Michele Anoè who was awarded a cash prize plus the opportunity to see his design brought to life. Less than a year after the original design was chosen, Local Motors will premiere a mid-model refresh, which began its inaugural print on Monday, January 12 on the show floor during NAIAS.

About Local Motors:

Local Motors is a technology company that designs, builds, and sells vehicles. From bytes-to-bits, the Local Motors platform combines global co-creation with local micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations, like the world's first 3D-printed car, to market at unprecedented speed.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 15:47 [IST]
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