This 3D Printed Car with Just 57 Parts Is Five Times Safer Than Its Conventional Counterparts

By: | January 8th, 2019

Soon 3D-printed electric car will be available in the market for just $7,500.

The best part of this car is that it can be printed in a matter of just three days; it is definitely going to revolutionize the auto industry.

Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) launched this 3D printed two-seater electric car. It is expected to hit the market in April 2019.

Co-founder and CEO of Polymaker, Dr. Luo Xiaofan, said in a statement, “XEV is the first real mass production project using 3D printing. By saying real, I mean there are also lots of other companies using 3D printing for production. But nothing can really compare with XEV in terms of the size, the scale, and the intensity.”

Here are some of its features:

  • Unlike the conventional counterparts which has around 2,000 components LSEV has only 57
  • Through safety point of view, these 3D printed cars are four or five times stronger than the usual ones
  • The car is approximately 2.5 meters (98 inches) long, 51 inches (1.3 m) wide and 59 inches (1.5m) high.
  • It has a weight of 450kg (992 lb).
  • On a fully charged battery, it can cover 150km (93 miles) at a top speed of 70 km/h (43 mph)
  • This 3D-printed car is mostly made of three types of material: enhanced nylon, polylactic acid (which is a common 3D printing filament), and rubber-like TPU.
Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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