Come home to a world of great opportunities with ‘The Strati’, the First 3D Printed Car Manufactured exclusively in Chicago. This is the first of its kind vehicle that’s built with a 3D printer to give you the exclusive experience of enjoying the modern technological innovation. Introduced on the platform of Chicago’s International Manufacturing Technology Show, Strati draws its name from the Italian term for the word layer.
The Strati was built through the process of direct digital manufacturing over a period of 44 hours and this is the duration taken for creating one piece. This car is the perfect example of meticulous crafting of the real product through different components from simple computer designing aspect. In fact, Strati is the first car that’s been designed through this unique process.
Additionally, this vehicle is a completely electric powered one. The machinery parts like battery, suspension and motor have been taken from different other sources or vehicles. Once the motor parts are successfully assembled by a team of engineers, the car will be all set to go on a test drive. Initiated by Local Motors, this technological masterpiece is created to revolutionize the world of motor vehicles.
Local Motors, located in Arizona, is a self proclaimed vehicle company that specializes in creating technologically advanced and innovative vehicles. The CEO of the company, John Rogers is confident of the status that Strati will achieve as a major technological breakthrough, thanks to its completely refined and advanced mode of manufacturing.
John Rogers observed that all their efforts are designed to serve the military personnel as well as any civilian with a taste for technologically advanced devices. He focused strongly on using the latest technology to build vehicles faster and stay ahead in time. This two seater electric powered car with a usual speed of 40 mph, runs normally for 100 to 120 miles based on its battery life. Getting a license for this exclusive technological innovation based vehicle wouldn’t be tough as it’s not designed for the highways and doesn’t need to pass the usual safety standards tests.
The exclusive features of this car comprise of engine immobilizer that’s completely electronic, front and rear disc brakes, regenerative brakes and additional rear wheel driving facility. Featuring an automatic single speed transmission facility, this car has a 6.1 KWH battery giving a 6.2 mile range and a maximum speed of 50 mph. With a charging time of approximately 3.5 hours, Strati has a 5 bhp to 17 bhp motor and a 42 lb-ft torque.
The robust body is made of 212 layers and comes with carbon fiber reinforcement. The customized wheels are crafted by Fifteen52. The approx pricing will be fixed somewhere between $18,000 to $30,000. This car is apprehended to have strong environmental, economic and social implications. The exclusive 3D printing method has not only made the manufacturing process easier but cost efficient as well. Prototyping and redesigning the vehicle is easier and speedier with the 3D printing method. With fewer motor and body parts this car is easier to manufacture and construct.