Technology has gotten out of control with 3-D printing. Car Shipping Carriers recently wrote an article about two companies partnering up and 3-D printing a Shelby Cobra replica kit car. Well, another company has put them to shame by being the worlds FIRST 3-D printed supercar. Divergent Microfactories just created a 3-D printed supercar called Blade (can’t wait to put one of these on my enclosed auto hauler). It is being shown off in San Francisco at the Solid Convention.
There are hundreds and thousands of companies that are trying to be more green, be more environmentally friendly and just getting off of fossil fuels. More companies are printing cars and making these creations that are mind-boggling. Divergent Microfactories is ahead of the game because the Blade has already been “built”.
The DM Blade chassis is made from 3-D printed metal alloy called nodes. They are tied in with carbon fiber to produce a super light yet very strong frame. Divergent Microfactories says it can be printed in just 30 minutes. Also, the chassis is only 102 pounds in weight. That is freakishly lightweight. The total weight for the entire car is only 1,388 pounds. Divergent Microfactories is claiming they could build about 10,000 of these Blade vehicles annually. The goal is to use less engr., use less machines, cut down pollution and make the Blade in smaller factories to keep the process as green as possible. Environmentally friends building of vehicles is a wave of the near future for start up companies like DM.
Under the hood is a 700 horsepower turbocharged engine that runs on compressed natural gas of regular gas. That is pretty remarkable. It also will go 0 to 60 in just over 2 seconds. Not only is the car made environmental friendly, it has options to make the engine environmentally friendly, and is super fast.
We like the future and the technology of cars!