We’ve all heard about 3D printers, being able to create your everyday bits and bobs at home by just printing off a copy from your computer. There are even extreme examples where people have 3D printed bridges or even houses. The next step to bring this area of technology to everyday people is here, introducing the LM3D Swim, a 3D printed car.
The LM3D Swim is just that, a 3D printed car. The overall project goal is to make as much of the car as possible from 3D printing, which is currently 75% printed. Printed using a mix of plastic and carbon fibre, the LM3D Swim is designed to be safe but it’s currently undergoing its crash safety testing and will be completely checked out by the end of 2016.
With the ability to 3D print cars, can you imagine the customizable looks you can create? While the body will retain the same shape, picking your cars colours, from the body to the dashboard could soon become as easy as selecting an option on your computer screen.
If you are interested in buying one of these then have no fear, Local Motors (the company behind the idea) is looking to gain support through a crowdfunding campaign in the middle of this year while the car will go on for sales at retail at the end of the year.