The World’s First 3D-printed Speedster La Bandita

California-based digital manufacturing company Hackrod plans to offer car templates to customers, or accept their own ideas, to design and print their own dream car with the support of tried technology. Cloud-based solutions will handle everything from component sourcing to hardware integration. Customers will be kept up to date with the manufacturing process, watching how their dream cars get born in virtual reality. Before production starts, they can even test the car in a video game simulator. At the very end, parts are ordered, and the car is built before their very eyes. Hackrod is working hard at achieving this goal, and is currently producing this first prototype, the spectacular La Bandita Speedster. This is the world’s first virtual reality-designed, 3D-printed automobile, and you can preorder your´s on the Hackrod website. ANd don’t forget to check 3D Printed Electric Car for $7,500 and World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle.

3D Printed Electric Car for $7500

3D printing has just allowed a car company (XEV) and a printing company (Polymaker) to manufacture an electric car, LSEV, for $7,500 USD. By 3D printing the city-ready vehicle, XEV and Polymaker have knocked the amount of individual plastic components down from the typically-used 2,000 to, oh, 57 parts — excluding mirrors, lights, chassis and such. “XEV is the first real mass production project using 3D printing. By saying real, I mean there are also lots of other companies using 3D printing for production. But nothing can really compare with XEV in terms of the size, the scale, and the intensity,’ said, dr. Luo Xiaofan, co-founder and CEO of Polymaker. The transportation industry is certainly in a state of disruption. Amidst this disruption — LSEV is an affordable solution for city drivers. Its top speed is 43 miles per hour. It covers a range of 93 miles per charge. LSEV has already received 7,000 orders.