Are you tired of your car looking like all other cars? The world’s only crowd sourced automotive company, Local Motors, can get your this dream come true. You can give the company your specifications and requirements along with body design and the car will be manufactured through 3D printing. Cherry on the cake, these cars can be electric as well. As and when you get bored of them you can always recycle them, melt down the previous body and get a completely new one.
The idea may sound a little impractical to you, but you can trust the fact by taking a close shot at the first 3D printed car by Local Motors. The car is called Strati and was first introduced in 2014 when it seemed more like a stunt than a fact. Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer from Local Motors, explains, “You won’t be able to bring your high school sketch of a car into a Local Motors retail outlet and drive out in a physical representation of your childhood dream. That’s not how it’s going to work.”
Though, the car needs some more time to make its way to highways. Local Motors has given a very interesting idea to the world. Local Motors happens to be a very serious company that wishes to change the way the world sees vehicles. The complete modus operandi of this company is what makes it unique and a step ahead from all other carmakers, They crowd sourced their design by running car design competitions and promised a share of royalties to the designers. This gave them an ability to adopt several products in one go and allowed them to unfold the collective intellectual power of suppliers, customers, and engineers community spread all over the world. They are currently supporting this community b through a collaborative environment along with other incentives like offering Solid Edge for CAD modeling at less prices. The company has been smart about its costing as well, they are manufacturing their vehicles locally and 3D printing the unibodies of all entities.But when it will practically make to production that question is yet to be answered.
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