The Blade, the first 3D printed supercar, weighing 90% less that traditional cars, can go from 0-60mph in just two seconds.
The Blade is created using a series of chassis parts held together by carbon rods - rather like a giant Lego kit.Its 700-horsepower engine can use either compressed natural gas or gasoline, and altogether it weighs just 1400lbs.
Society has made great strides in its awareness and adoption of cleaner and greener cars.The problem is that while these cars do now exist, the actual manufacturing of them is anything but environmentally friendly.
Divergent Microfactories says its approach incorporates 3D printing to dramatically reduce the pollution, materials and capital costs associated with building automobiles and other large complex structures.At Divergent Microfactories, they've found a way to make automobiles that holds the promise of radically reducing the resource use and pollution generated by manufacturing.It also holds the promise of making large-scale car manufacturing affordable for small teams of innovators.
The Blade is made using a proprietary
solution called a Node: a 3D-printed aluminum joint that connects pieces of carbon fiber tubing to make up the car's chassis.This solves the problem of time and space by cutting down on the actual amount of 3D printing required to build the chassis and can be assembled
in just minutes.