Local Motors announced that AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology — will be the first customer for its previously announced 3D-printed production vehicle.
Local Motors Says It Can Ground Up Build a Vehicle in 5 Days
Local Motors will unveil this 3D-printed automobile at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 — in Chicago, Illinois on September 8, 2014.
Why should we care? Well, this 3D-printed vehicle will be a pure electric.
"Designed by the company’s global community and built using the material science and advanced manufacturing techniques available at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Local Motors will produce an electric vehicle purpose-built for the urban transportation needs of Chicago."
Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers stated:
“IMTS is the perfect venue on which to showcase the next evolution of Local Motors’ World of Vehicle Innovations. To deliver the first co-created, locally relevant, 3D-printed vehicle on an international stage dedicated to celebrating cutting-edge manufacturing technology is powerful reinforcement of our commitment to driving the Third Industrial Revolution.”
Bonnie Gurney, director of communications for AMT, had this to say of Local Motors:
“Local Motors is undeniably the first disruptive entrant into the U.S. automotive industry in decades. The innovations they are driving in the design, manufacture and sale of vehicles has been empowering individual innovators since 2007."
Local Motors is most well know for its flagship Rally Fighter, which it build from the ground up in 5 days over the course of the 6-day International Manufacturing Technology Show back in 2012.