"On a Saturday morning [in] September , the world got its first look at the Strati. This electric vehicle is unlike any other currently on the road. It rolls on four wheels, but its body and chassis weren't built in a factory. Instead, Strati's designers used a technology called 3-D printing."
Scientists have long been working on the development of 3-D printers and now they are finally here! Last year, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, the world's first drivable car was printed from a 3-D printer. The vehicle was printed in under 48 hours and, after a few parts were added to it, was driving on the street. The car was named "Strati" from the Italian word strati, meaning layers because the vehicle was essentially built "slice by slice, from the bottom up." Scientists and manufacturing experts believe that 3-D printing will transform the way things are made and, over time, may be available to anyone at any time.
Source: Student Science
Author: Stephen Ornes
Full Article Link: https://student.societyforscience.org/article/3-d-printers-are-making-cars?mode=topic&context=104