Local Motors Wants You to Mod its Next 3D Printed Car
Local Motors is a company not short on innovation. The crowd-sourced builder has brought the off-roady Rally Fighter to fruition, has a new sports car in the works, and just 3D-printed its advanced Strati EV on the floor of the 2014 SEMA Show.So it would be crazy to think that Local Motors has time for another challenge on its hands, right? Wrong. Local Motors has announced its new ModMen Challenge and the firm wants you to hack up its next 3D-printed creation. RELATED: Check out the top 3D Printers You Can Own Set to open for entries in January 2015, the ModMen Challenge asks the automotive aftermarket community what they would do to modify a 3D-printed vehicle, but in the same way they would reshape any ordinary car. The test subject? Local Motors hasn't divulged those details yet, though it seems doubtful it'll be the Renault-powered Strati EV.
Out of all the entries, Local Motors will choose 12 winning designs by March and send the teams their 3D-printed cars in May, ripe for the customizing. Massive wings, garish amenities, supercar styling – it’s all possible and very probable in the run-up of vehicle design. Local Motors will crown the winner at SEMA 2015 along with the title of ultimate ModMan … or woman.
Aside from a spot in the history books of 3D printing, the contest gives auto modders the chance to shape the future of on-road printed cars. Though if you can’t wait for the budding future, you can buy one of Local Motors’ 3D-printed Strati electric vehicles come mid-2015.
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