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ASU Partners with Local Motors to Develop High-Tech 3D Printing Materials For Cars

3D printed car developer Local Motors is teaming up with Arizona State University to research and develop advanced 3D printing materials. The materials researched could be applied to the future…

Why Is The Future All About 3D Printed Super Cars?

If your next car is a 3D printer-generated automobile, then don’t be surprised for this is the new buzz right now and is taking the automotive industry by storm. Yes,…

Designer of Ford GT Supercar Wants to Design a 3D Printable Car for Local Motors

Last year our readers and staff writers informally voted Local Motors’ 3D printed Strati car as the the top 3D printing story of the year. This year the company continues…

SWFL 3D Hopes to Cooperate with Local Motors on Affordable 3D Printed AeroCycle Car

If you were to tell me that 3D printed cars would actually be a thing, just a few years ago, I would have probably laughed in your face and called…

Univ. Of Michigan & Local Motors Team For 3D Printed Autonomous Intercampus Vehicles

We are currently undergoing a seismic shift within the automobile industry, from autonomy to electric-power to 3D printing, the vehicles we have all become familiar with over the last century…

World’s First Road-Ready Line of 3D Printed Cars Unveiled Today by Local Motors

One of the biggest stories we have covered over the last year has no doubt been the 3D printing of the world’s first car, the Strati, by the Phoenix-based company…

Local Motors 3D Prints Two Mule-Like Cars Featuring NinjaFlex Seats & Bumpers

When it comes to automobile manufacturing, Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors is certainly ahead of their time, as they set out to build a business based around the manufacturing of 3D…

MASSIVit 3D Unveils Enormous (GDP) Gel Dispensing 3D Printers – Prints The Strati Car

Bigger is seemingly always better, at least when it comes to the interest our readers have shown with 3D printing stories. Over the last couple of years we have seen extraordinary…

Local Motors Looks Toward NinjaFlex & SemiFlex Materials to 3D Print Elements of Their Cars

Probably one of the most impressive applications for 3D printing I have seen to date is the work being done by Phoenix-based Local Motors. Last year they surprised the world,…

When? Predictions as to When 3D Printed Cars, Homes, Organs & More Will Be Readily Available

If you are a frequent reader of 3DPrint.com, then you are probably pretty excited about what this technology will eventually mean for society as a whole. While the phrase ‘Third…

Local Motors’ Project [Redacted] Calling for the Creation of a Consumer Friendly 3D Printed Car

I just finished driving, with my family, from my home in North Carolina to Guadalajara, Mexico, about 15 hours south of the border. Our car has 233,000 miles on it and…

American Process and ORNL Say Nanocellulose Will Rival Carbon Fiber For 3D Printing

Materials scientists from the renewable biomaterials industry and government researchers are hard at work on a project to move industrial adaptation of 3D printing forward.  They are doing this by…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 2, 2015

This week’s news we didn’t cover includes new 3D printing services, such as Materialise’s upcoming massive 3D model database, Scanning Cars’ online selection of printable auto models, and Israel-based 3DShook’s…

Local Motors to 3D Print Cars in 12 Hours, Recycle Old Cars, & Research Printing with Graphene & Metals

When it comes to 3D printing there are few, if any, companies that are making as big of a splash, at least from a media standpoint, as Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The…

BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade — Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most…

Now Anyone Can 3D Print the Local Motors Strati Car From Home

A couple weeks ago Local Motors made history by 3D printing the very first car within a 44 hour window, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). In doing so,…

EXCLUSIVE: Local Motors to 3D Print Several Models of Cars: Boats & Planes Next?

“Why would we stop at cars when we can do things that need structure, other kinds of vehicles…. Boats, planes, satellites.” – Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers to 3DPrint.com I’ll…

Local Motors And Autodesk Team to Implement Spark Platform Within 3D Car Printing Process

In a year packed full of incredible news coming from the 3D printing space, there are a few particular stories which have really stood out, from my perspective. One happened…

Local Motors’ 3D Printed ‘Strati’ Car Has Just Taken Its First Test Drive

When it comes to 3D printing, new breakthroughs and new achievements are being realized almost on a daily basis. From 3D printable human tissue, to a 3D printed life-size castle,…

Local Motors Begins Their Six Day Quest to 3D Print the ‘Strati’ Car Live at IMTS

As we see a progression within the additive manufacturing space, it’s only natural that boundaries will be pushed and broken, while new innovative uses for the technology emerge. What may…

Local Motors to 3D Print Furniture For Their Tech Shop and Labs

You all have probably heard about the Phoenix, AZ based company Local Motors. They plan to 3D print an entire car at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago….

GE Partners with MakerBot in Attempt to Crowd-Source Future Smart Appliances

Back in March, General Electric and Local Motors announced a new crowd-sourcing platform, called FirstBuild, which was created in order to utilize the talents of designers, makers, engineers and students around…

Local Motors Takes First Test Drive of Their 3D Printed Car

There are so many amazing projects going on in the 3D printing space, that it’s so easy to lose track. One project, which has me extremely excited, is one being…

Local Motors Chooses Top 3D Printed Car Design Winners

Local Motors is a company which plans to blow us all away at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, on September 8-13, 2014. There they plan on…