Local Motors has unveiled their new 3D-printed LM3D Swim at SEMA.

Local Motors has unveiled their new 3D-printed LM3D Swim at SEMA.

Designed by Local Motors community member Kevin Lo, the LM3D Swim was selected as the winner of the company’s Project Redacted challenge in July.  The car won the approval of the Local Motors community as well as a judging panel that included Jay Leno and SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology John Waraniak.

While the winning entry was selected just a few months ago, Local Motors says software developed by Siemens enabled them to quickly develop the car.  The company was also assisted by the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) which provided the materials used to build the body of LM3D Swim.

Local Motors is now moving into an intensive testing and development phase that will culminate in a fully homologated series of cars built using direct digital manufacturing methods including 3D printing.  The company went on to say they will release several new models in the LM3D series throughout 2016 while also pursuing federal crash testing and safety certifications.

If everything goes according to plan, the models will go up for pre-order in the spring of 2016 and pricing will start at approximately $53,000.  The models are slated to go into production as the company's new microfactory in Knoxville, Tennessee in early 2017.

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