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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…

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3D Printing Among Manufacturing Technologies to Feature in SME’s WESTEC

There are a great deal of 3D printing conferences and shows approaching in the coming weeks and months, and it’s less than a month until WESTEC, which will be taking…

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…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Automobile and Truck Parts

The automobile and truck is industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Companies are always looking for the next best thing to stay ahead in the competition…

Lighter-Than-Air Graphene 3D Printing Spurs R&D Tax Credit Opportunities

Graphene is a single-atomic layer of carbon atoms. Organized in a hexagonal lattice, it is considered a “wonder material” that contains an array of properties unparalleled in other structures and…

Decentralized Production With 3D Printing

The decentralization of production is a hot topic nowadays. The idea of distributing manufacturing that lets you make products close to your customer to obtain an edge in time to…

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…

3D Printing Bringing Innovation in Manufacturing to Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee’s “Innovation Valley”

When I hit the road and head south, I’m usually going to visit my grandparents, who currently live about an hour west of Knoxville. I’ve spent many hours in my…

Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the…

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…

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…

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…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Model Car Kits

When I was younger I used to love buying model car and airplane kits and assembling them. That kid would have loved having a 3D printer and being able to…

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…

3D Printing 101—How to Make a Car: Local Motors Gives Us a Sneak Peek

“There is nothing conventional about this car, the way it’s made, or the company behind it.” For a while there it sounded as if we were going to 3D print…

3D Printing’s Disruptive Place in the New Economy

As you know, 3D printing is a whole new level of DIY. Here’s what interests me: the rise of 3D printing is concurrent with another kind of DIY revolution. Together, these…

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…

Local Motors Unveils LM3D Swim 3D Printed Car Today at SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Officially Announces Upcoming Presales & $53K MSRP

Hot on the heels of the recent Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara conference, I find myself wishing I’d stayed out west a little longer–but here I am in unseasonably warm…

Local Motors to Begin Taking Pre-Orders Next Month for 3D Printed Cars

We’ve been following the goings-on at Local Motors for quite some time now, as we have been edging nearer and nearer that holy grail of customization and (dare we pun…