Back in September, Phoenix Arizona-based Local Motors made history by 3D printing an entire car within a 5 day span at the International Manufacturers Technology Show in Chicago. In doing so, they became the talk of the tech world, at least for a few days. The company’s CEO Jay Rogers, in an exclusive interview with 3DPrint.com shortly after this incredible feat, told us that Local Motors would be 3D printing many more cars over the months ahead.
This week, November 4-7, the SEMA show will be taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Present will be Local Motors, showing off a number of their incredible creations, including their Rally Fighters, Racers, Cruisers and Verrado’s, and even their latest Sports Car Platform.
So what about the Strati? Local Motors wouldn’t leave one of the most incredible automobile creations of the year out of one of the largest auto-related shows in the world, right? After all, SEMA expects over 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries to attend the event.
We’ve found out from the company that they not only plan to have a Strati vehicle on hand, but that vehicle will be 3D printed live, once again! The second ever 3D printed Strati car will be fabricated at the show starting on Tuesday the 4th. What makes this event even more incredible is the fact that Local Motors plans to increase the speed at which the Strati is printed and assembled.
“We are printing another car at SEMA! This time the car will be printed and assembled in three days (vs. 5 at IMTS!). It will be a Strati again,” Kate Hartley, Real Time Digital Strategist & Blogger for Local Motors told 3DPrint.com.
In a matter of less than two months, the company has figured out how to cut 2 full days out of the production process. They will be printing the car on Tuesday and Wednesday, assembling it on Thursday, and then showing it on Friday the 7th. It makes one wonder where they will be with this technology in another 10 months or so, by the time they plan to begin producing these vehicles for the public
Let’s hear your thoughts on Local Motors’ plans to print yet another car, in almost half the time it took them back in September. Discuss in the Local Motors Strati forum thread on 3DPB.com.