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Local Motors’ Parent Firm Receives $15M Investment for Autonomous 3D Printed Shuttle, Olli

Founded in 2007, Local Motors is a ground mobility company that’s focused on developing methods of designing and building transportation. The company runs microfactories in its home state of Arizona,…

Airbus and Local Motors Create Startup to 3D Print For Ground and Air Mobility

Airbus and Local Motors Industries (LMI) a digital vehicle manufacturer, recently partnered to create Neorizon, a micro-factory that hopes to build products at unprecedented speeds through co-creation and cutting-edge technology….

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers,…

Local Motors Announces Second Olli Challenge

Olli, the autonomous 3D printed shuttle from Local Motors, has appeared in locations around the world, from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. to Berlin. Now Local Motors is opening a second…

ITL Group and Local Motors Increase Their 3D Printing Capabilities with New Installations

Installations of 3D printing systems are on the rise as adoption increases around the world. New installations allow for increased capabilities in additive manufacturing and showcase a commitment through investment,…

Local Motors Relies on MakerBot 3D Printers and Software to Make Parts for Autonomous Olli Vehicle

Last summer, 3D printing-friendly tech and automotive company Local Motors teamed up with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB to release the self-driving Olli shuttle, which was created with 3D printing technology…

Public Transportation of the Future: Knoxville Local Motors Factory Produces First 3D Printed Olli

The idea of Olli seems to be gaining traction around the world. And it certainly makes sense as the wave of the future for public transportation. The 3D printed vehicle,…

IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was the fifth institute named as part of the Manufacturing USA network, which also includes America Makes and about a dozen other specialized manufacturing…

Local Motors, Deutsche Bahn Launch Six-Month Self-Driving Olli Vehicle Pilot Program on Euref Campus in Berlin

3D printing-friendly automaker Local Motors, which we enjoy writing about often, has been busy building their new microfactories in Berlin and Tennessee, both of which will be producing the company’s self-driving, 3D…

Local Motors Building First Microfactory in Europe: Berlin Facility Will Build Autonomous Olli Bus and Serve as EMEA Headquarters

Local Motors, an automaker we enjoy following that develops cutting edge 3D printed cars, is continuing to expand its network of microfactories. Up until now, the microfactories have only been built…

Check Out the Local Motors 3D Printed Car Driving Autonomously with Drone in Fly Mode

The 3D printed car is happening. Certainly not too long ago that was a pretty mindblowing concept, but as we’ve watched Local Motors progress with their concept from their famed…

Think Local Motors’ 3D Printed Strati Couldn’t Get Any Cooler? Winner of Essence of Autonomy Challenge Proves Otherwise

The future of transportation is a big topic around here, as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality all play a big part in the vehicles that will eventually be taking…

That’s Olli with an i: Autonomous Vehicle from Local Motors Now in D.C. with IBM Watson IoT

There’s so much delectable technology coming forth today that often just one new innovation in itself might boast a veritable buffet of features that are fascinating, futuristic, and very appealing…

Siemens, Local Motors Partner to Speed Development of 3D Printed Cars

It’s an entertaining exercise to think about what cars may look like in 10, 20, 50 years. Science fiction writers love to speculate about the vehicles of the future –…

Airbus Group and Local Motors Challenge You to Help Design the Drones of the Future

I admit that I laughed when I first heard, a couple of years ago, that drones were expected to soon become commonplace. I laughed and was a little bit creeped…

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