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Check Out This 3D Printed Car from KLIO, Designed with Materialise Software

Check Out This 3D Printed Car from KLIO, Designed with Materialise Software

KLIO Design showed off their modern—and very small—cars at the Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition in 2016, no doubt wowing visitors with what will likely be an attractive choice of vehicle for the drivers of the future. The Open Mobility Structure Concept is an aptly-named vehicle, made with 3D printed parts. It offers […]

KLIO Design showed off their modern—and very small—cars at the Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference and Exhibition in 2016, no doubt wowing visitors with what will likely be an attractive choice of vehicle for the drivers of the future. The Open Mobility...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the roads, and outer space. The Altair Partner Alliance has added Additive Works’ Amphyon software to its platform and 3D Systems has released Geomagic Freeform 2017 […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the roads, and outer space. The Altair Partner Alliance has added Additive Works’ Amphyon software...
Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium Showcases 3D Printed Electric Vehicle with Aluminum Frame

Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium Showcases 3D Printed Electric Vehicle with Aluminum Frame

The first 3D printed electric vehicle (EV) was announced back in 2014 by Local Motors, and from that very first 3D printed EV, we’ve progressed to 3D printed electric skateboards and motorcycles, other 3D printed electric cars from the likes of Honda and Volkswagen, and we certainly can’t forget about the 3D printed, electric Olli bus. […]

The first 3D printed electric vehicle (EV) was announced back in 2014 by Local Motors, and from that very first 3D printed EV, we’ve progressed to 3D printed electric skateboards and motorcycles, other 3D printed electric cars from the likes of Honda and...
Israeli Police Unveil First-Ever 3D Printed Police Car

Israeli Police Unveil First-Ever 3D Printed Police Car

It’s still hard to believe that 3D printed cars are a reality. They’re not exactly commonplace, but they do exist, in the form of models such as Local Motors’ Strati and Divergent 3D’s Blade. While we’re not yet to the point at which 3D printed cars are buzzing around the highways alongside their conventionally manufactured counterparts, […]

It’s still hard to believe that 3D printed cars are a reality. They’re not exactly commonplace, but they do exist, in the form of models such as Local Motors’ Strati and Divergent 3D’s Blade. While we’re not yet to the point at which 3D...
Public Transportation of the Future: Knoxville Local Motors Factory Produces First 3D Printed Olli

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, meant to carry multiple passengers to and fro in any city, is manufactured by Local Motors—the Arizona-headquartered company you may know best for their mission […]

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, meant to carry multiple passengers to and fro in any city, is manufactured by Local Motors—the...
Entrepreneur Engages New Zealand's Youth While Developing 3D Printed Electric Car

Entrepreneur Engages New Zealand's Youth While Developing 3D Printed Electric Car

Whenever I hear about New Zealand these days, there’s a good chance that the news is going to be about something really technological and cool. The country will forever carry the honor of being the first to deliver pizza via drone, and it’s the home of what seems to be a very high concentration of brilliant minds […]

Whenever I hear about New Zealand these days, there’s a good chance that the news is going to be about something really technological and cool. The country will forever carry the honor of being the first to deliver pizza via drone, and it’s the home of...
Rolls-Royce Applies 3D Printing Expertise to Allow Pediatric Patients to Drive to Surgery in Style

Rolls-Royce Applies 3D Printing Expertise to Allow Pediatric Patients to Drive to Surgery in Style

Many adults find driving to be a tedious task, something that has to be done to get from Point A to Point B but nothing to get particularly excited about. For kids, however, getting to drive a car is a thrill that few things can match. Relax – I’m not advocating putting children into the […]

Many adults find driving to be a tedious task, something that has to be done to get from Point A to Point B but nothing to get particularly excited about. For kids, however, getting to drive a car is a thrill that few things can match. Relax – I’m not...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 21, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 21, 2017

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got an array of new partnerships and acquisitions, 3D printed gun news, and more. First, Pixologic is expanding the reach of their digital sculpting application ZBrush with the streaming medial portal ZBrushLIVE. LED light source provider Innovations in Optics has introduced the LumiBright […]

In our latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got an array of new partnerships and acquisitions, 3D printed gun news, and more. First, Pixologic is expanding the reach of their digital sculpting application ZBrush with the...
Local Motors, Deutsche Bahn Launch Six-Month Self-Driving Olli Vehicle Pilot Program on Euref Campus in Berlin

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 printed Olli vehicle. While it’s not the first autonomously-driven vehicle the company has worked with, the Olli, which we had the chance to check out at […]

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 printed Olli vehicle. While it’s not...
Luxury Car Maker PSA Group Puts 3D Printing to Use for Car Chassis

Luxury Car Maker PSA Group Puts 3D Printing to Use for Car Chassis

Peugeot SA (PSA) Group, a $12.8 billion French automobile manufacturer, recently closed a strategic partnership with Divergent 3D, which focuses on the utilization of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing. Divergent 3D previously gained massive mainstream media exposure after the introduction of the world’s first 3D printed supercar. The 3D printed car, called Blade, features a chassis about […]

Peugeot SA (PSA) Group, a $12.8 billion French automobile manufacturer, recently closed a strategic partnership with Divergent 3D, which focuses on the utilization of 3D printing in automotive manufacturing. Divergent 3D previously gained massive mainstream media...
Ioan Florea's 3D Printed Liquid Metal Gran Torino to be Auctioned Off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

Ioan Florea's 3D Printed Liquid Metal Gran Torino to be Auctioned Off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

You remember ultra-creative 3D printing artist Ioan Florea, right? The Romanian-born artist first made other 3D art enthusiasts sit up and take notice when he designed a fascinating 3D printed liquid metal Ford Gran Torino in 2013. He later worked on an elaborate 3D printed liquid metal house in 2014, and unveiled a wildly colorful 3D printed art-covered […]

You remember ultra-creative 3D printing artist Ioan Florea, right? The Romanian-born artist first made other 3D art enthusiasts sit up and take notice when he designed a fascinating 3D printed liquid metal Ford Gran Torino in 2013. He later worked on an elaborate 3D...
Local Motors Building First Microfactory in Europe: Berlin Facility Will Build Autonomous Olli Bus and Serve as EMEA Headquarters

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 in America, with locations in Arizona (where they are headquartered), Maryland and Tennessee, but the company is adding one across the pond in Germany. The […]

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 in America, with locations in Arizona (where they are headquartered),...
Check Out the Local Motors 3D Printed Car Driving Autonomously with Drone in Fly Mode

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 ride with Jay Leno to showing us how cars are made in their factories to unveiling their autonomous Olli vehicle over the summer in Washington, […]

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 ride with Jay Leno to showing us how cars are made in their factories to unveiling their...
Prague: The Electric 4ekolka is the Latest in 3D Printed Cars

Prague: The Electric 4ekolka is the Latest in 3D Printed Cars

It’s wonderful to be able to write about another 3D printed car. Although none of your friends may have one in their driveways yet, progress is obviously being made, and soon you may see them in many neighborhoods—parked near 3D printed homes—something we’re also seeing today now not just in concept but already in countries […]

It’s wonderful to be able to write about another 3D printed car. Although none of your friends may have one in their driveways yet, progress is obviously being made, and soon you may see them in many neighborhoods—parked near 3D printed homes—something we’re also...
Honda Shows Off 3D Printed Electric Car, Customized in Both Appearance and Function

Honda Shows Off 3D Printed Electric Car, Customized in Both Appearance and Function

There are a lot of automotive companies working on 3D printed cars and auto components right now, but one of the most creative has been Honda. They’ve revealed their visions of the future to be broad-thinking and inventive, such as when they unveiled a series of model cars earlier this year to illustrate their transformable […]

There are a lot of automotive companies working on 3D printed cars and auto components right now, but one of the most creative has been Honda. They’ve revealed their visions of the future to be broad-thinking and inventive, such as when they unveiled a series of...
IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a word, massive. From the physical — 1.3 million square feet of exhibition floor space over four buildings; more than 2,000 exhibitors; 113,747 registrations (and counting); […]

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a word, massive. From the physical — 1.3 million...
Nissan and Artist Grace Du Prez Present the World's Largest 3Doodler Sculpture

Nissan and Artist Grace Du Prez Present the World's Largest 3Doodler Sculpture

Humans are big fans of the world’s largest…everything. The world’s largest artichoke, the world’s largest rubber band ball, the world’s largest boll weevil (shudder…thanks, Alabama), the world’s largest can of spinach – there are hundreds of roadside attractions boasting record-breakingly giant things all over the United States alone. There’s a huge tourist base that laps […]

Humans are big fans of the world’s largest…everything. The world’s largest artichoke, the world’s largest rubber band ball, the world’s largest boll weevil (shudder…thanks, Alabama), the world’s largest can of spinach –...
Materialise Goes to the Races, Helping University Students Design and Race a Stylish 3D Printed Car

Materialise Goes to the Races, Helping University Students Design and Race a Stylish 3D Printed Car

There are a lot of unusual racing events that take place around the world, but I never would have imagined racing vehicles powered by electric screwdrivers. That is, however, exactly what takes place at the biennial Akkuschrauberrennen cordless screwdriver race on the campus of HAWK Hochschule (HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts) in Hildesheim, Germany. It’s like a modernized, university-level […]

There are a lot of unusual racing events that take place around the world, but I never would have imagined racing vehicles powered by electric screwdrivers. That is, however, exactly what takes place at the biennial Akkuschrauberrennen cordless screwdriver race on the...
Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge

Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge

The mantra of form follows function belies the complexity which makes any response to a given design directive more a chaotic system than an orderly progression. Nowhere was this more clearly in evidence than in the more than 200 entries competing in the European round of the Shell Eco-Marathon that took place in London. The challenge […]

The mantra of form follows function belies the complexity which makes any response to a given design directive more a chaotic system than an orderly progression. Nowhere was this more clearly in evidence than in the more than 200 entries competing in the European...
That’s Olli with an i: Autonomous Vehicle from Local Motors Now in D.C. with IBM Watson IoT

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 despite a slight intimidation factor as we begin tackling the learning curve, understanding what it all means—and most of all how this will all impact […]

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 despite a slight intimidation factor as we begin tackling the learning...
Remembering Formula One Great Ayrton Senna with 3D Printed 1993 McLaren MP4/8

Remembering Formula One Great Ayrton Senna with 3D Printed 1993 McLaren MP4/8

When Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna died in 1994 as a result of a crash at that year’s 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it was acknowledged as a very dark day in the history of the sport, and one that is still sadly and well-remembered. Millions grieved 22 years ago, from his many fans […]

When Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna died in 1994 as a result of a crash at that year’s 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, it was acknowledged as a very dark day in the history of the sport, and one that is still sadly and well-remembered. Millions grieved 22 years...
Siemens, Local Motors Partner to Speed Development of 3D Printed Cars

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 – right now, I’m reading a book set in the not-too-distant future in which autonomous cars are more common than manually driven ones, and all signs […]

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 – right now, I’m reading a book set in the not-too-distant future in which autonomous...
Move Off the Grid with AMIE: 3D Printed Solar Home & Car Concept Debut at International Builders' Show 

Move Off the Grid with AMIE: 3D Printed Solar Home & Car Concept Debut at International Builders' Show 

For as long as most of us can probably remember, keeping up with the Joneses has been a cultural pastime–and the ultimate stressor, keeping many running on that hamster wheel just as fast as they can go. Who has the biggest McMansion with the most expensive car and most sprawling, bright green lawn? Boasting about […]

For as long as most of us can probably remember, keeping up with the Joneses has been a cultural pastime–and the ultimate stressor, keeping many running on that hamster wheel just as fast as they can go. Who has the biggest McMansion with the most expensive car...
The Future of Making Cars: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize the Auto Industry

The Future of Making Cars: How 3D Printing Will Revolutionize the Auto Industry

Considered to be the “next trillion-dollar industry,” 3D printing has taken by storm, the automotive industry. From printing car parts and accessories to creating new concepts from scratch, the possibilities of 3D printing are endless. As this technology evolves, automotive companies are starting to look into the possibilities of 3D printing. If up until now, the 3D technology […]

Considered to be the “next trillion-dollar industry,” 3D printing has taken by storm, the automotive industry. From printing car parts and accessories to creating new concepts from scratch, the possibilities of 3D printing are endless. As this technology evolves,...
Jay Leno Takes Local Motors' 3D Printed Strati for a Spin

Jay Leno Takes Local Motors' 3D Printed Strati for a Spin

If someone were to look up the definition of ‘car enthusiast’ in the dictionary they would probably find a picture of former Tonight Show host Jay Leno. The comedian not only has a massive vehicle collection of almost three hundred classic, rare and vintage cars, but his Burbank-based garage has become an invaluable historical resource […]

If someone were to look up the definition of ‘car enthusiast’ in the dictionary they would probably find a picture of former Tonight Show host Jay Leno. The comedian not only has a massive vehicle collection of almost three hundred classic, rare and...