3D Printed Cars going into mass production this year
“With 3D printed cars, you can just print out any part of the car you need including the body making the car drivable forever.” Jim Kor- LSEV President
*LSEV’s plastic body is as strong as steel, but only 2/10 the weight.
Ok, you’ve probably been hearing alot about 3D printing lately, and with good reason. So what exactly is 3D printing? In a nutshell, 3D printing is the ability to design anything on a computer, load up a block of plastic, press print, and a few hours later you have a full-sized 3 dimensional object. With 3D Printing you can make anything, from artificial bones, spare tools, a desk, and now even a car. That’s whats going on with concept vehicles like The LSEV. LSEV is the first ABS composite, 3D printed plastic vehicle that you can custom order and have printed out from the manufacturer in about 8 hours. Any color you want, size, doesn’t matter.
With an electric engine and the capacity to carry up to 1,200 lbs. The LSEV is the result of Jim Kor’s dream for a modern, sustainable vehicle that will someday revolutionize the way that we commute. LSEV’s sturdy plastic framework avoids the need for the connectors, nuts and bolts required for traditional cars made from sheet metal. The ABS composite plastic is as strong as steel, but only 2/10 the weight, which means far less power to propel the vehicle. Of course some of LSEV internal parts are metal, however printing or ‘replicating’ those is a snap too.
Kor says “The huge draw of 3D printed cars is after a while, all metal parts start to break down from heat, environment, and friction.” “With 3D printed cars, you can just print out any part of the car you need including the body, then have it installed making the car almost drivable for ever.”
LSEV is a concept, but already has 14 orders at about $60,000 each. When more capital comes in, Kor plans on taking the prototype across country on only 10 gallons of ethanol in a promotional venture with Guinness Book. The promotional venture Kor says ” is a way to increase exposure for the project, and set a new standard for how the world moves.