The URBEE 2: A Refined Version of the World's First 3D Printed Car
As car manufacturers discover the benefits of 3D printing for direct digital manufacturing (end-use parts, low-volume production, assembly tools, jigs and fixtures), one auto maker is quite ahead of the curve. He's a little update on the URBEE.
Jim Kor, the creator of The URBEE, used Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology to produce this automotive engineering marvel. Developed by the Canadian firm KOR Ecologic, the URBEE demonstrates the possibility of fuel-saving and reducing the carbon footprint of automotives with additive manufacturing.
|Proving that a 3D printed car, engineered from the ground up for maximum fuel efficiency, can be a viable alternative to conventional vehicles, the URBEE roared to life (actually it is very quiet) with several dozen pieces manufactured on the FDM-based Fortus 900mc 3D Production System.|
A refined version of the car, naturally called the URBEE 2, is expected to make a cross-country (San Francisco to New York) journey on just 10 gallons of biofuel!
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