Secret fastest 3D printing car manufacturing process is only 44 hours
The world's first use of 3D printing parts manufacturing electric vehicles, called "Strati", by the United States, Arizona, Motors Local car company to build.
Strati body of the body molding, printed by the 3D printer, a total of 212 layers of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic. The Cincinnati company responsible for manufacturing Strati using large format additive manufacturing 3D printer can print a 3 x 5 ft x 10 feet (about 90 cm x 152 cm x 305 cm) parts. Cincinnati chief executive Andrew Jamieson said: "the large increase in material manufacturing 3D printer can be used in actual production, the melting deposition rate of ABS plastics can reach 40 pounds per hour of carbon fiber reinforced (about 18 kg). Large format means that can print large size parts, such as auto parts."
Cincinnati offers large increase in material manufacturing 3D printer, melting deposition rate of ABS plastics can reach 40 pounds per hour of carbon fiber reinforced, can print a 3 x 5 ft x 10 foot parts. Strati only 40 parts. In addition to the power transmission system, suspension, batteries, tires, wheels, line, electric motor and the windshield (mostly from a Renault Twizy or manufactured by traditional manufacturing technology), the remaining parts including chassis, dashboard, seat and body, by the 3D printer to print, the material is carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic plastics.
Motors Local's engineers are examining the Strati's body. With the advent of Strati's success, Motors Local hopes to formally produce 3D printing car, retail price between 18 thousand to 30 thousand U.S. dollars. Consumers can customize according to their own preferences of some of the characteristics of the car. In addition, the company also plans to 3D modeling software company Spark Platform Autodesk platform and car printing process together, so that the production process to streamline.
Chicago international manufacturing technology exhibition site, Motors Local company to demonstrate the manufacturing process Strati. From parts to assembly, the entire manufacturing process took only 44 hours. Together look at the whole process of printing.
44 hours 3D printing automobile manufacturing process secret
Install Strati suspension. Chief executive Local Motors John - Rodgers said: "the current situation of the production process of this new will subvert the automotive manufacturing technology, changing consumer experience, that can produce car in a different way."
Motors Local's engineers are assembling Strati. Local Motors Engineer James Sylvia Earle "USA Today" in an interview said: "in May we made the first test drive vehicles, June. The whole driving process is beyond my forecast. To my surprise, the car is very quiet in the process of driving. Because the carbon fiber material is used as a whole, the body has not made any sound."
Strati maximum speed can reach 40 miles per hour (about 64 kilometers per hour), a charge can travel 120 to 150 miles (about 190 to 240 km). The 3D printing car technology is based on Motors Local, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, mechanical manufacturing technology association and metal processing equipment manufacturers in Cincinnati, the company conducted a study. They try to make the car manufacturing technology revolutionary changes, to reduce manufacturing costs, reduce the weight of the car and speed up production.