American automobile company Local Motors have this week stunned the world with the first 3D printed car. Taking just 40 hours to print and assemble the Strati is an all electric convertible that may just be sign that change is approaching.
Built during the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago the Strati consists of only 40 parts. This is greatly helped by the fact that the chassis and body are printed as one piece. There are of course still a few parts that need to be made the old fashioned way, batteries, motor and wheels for example are all conventional parts.