The International Manufacturing Technology show's off and running in Chicago, and Local Motors is there trying to 3D print a full-scale, fully functional car.
If the company pulls it off, the Strati will be the world's first 3D printed car. It has just 40 parts, down some 19,860 from the average production car on the road right now. Local Motors says it will take around two days to get all of the pieces printed, then another two to put all the pieces together. Sounds like the world's biggest SnapTite model.
The car will use an electric drivetrain, but Local Motors says the project is more about demonstrating manufacturing methods than producing a consumer product. Still, rad as hell. Check it out on the .