The first 3D printed car from China has been recently unveiled after a five-day printing process.
The first 3D printed car from China has been recently unveiled after a full five-day printing process.
Developed and built by local company Sanya Sihai, the 3D printed vehicle weighs just 500 kg (1,102 lbs) and is actually an EV measuring 3.6 meters (11.8 ft) long and 1.63 meters (5.3 ft) wide. As you can see from this video, only the exterior was 3D printed while the interior cabin was built the old fashioned way.
The car was printed in a flashy Tyrant Gold filament and cost the equivalent of $1,770 to build. It offers seating for two people and can reach speeds of up to 25 mph (40 km/h) while details about how long the batteries last are not available. However, chances are the 3D printed EV will only be able to do very short trips since there's not a lot of space available for batteries while the technology used in China is at an early stage of development compared to Europe and United States.