Blade; First 3D printed super car
After the “strati” by local motors was marketed as the first 3D printed car in 2014, divergent motors caught up the race by prototyping “Blade” the first 3D printed super car. With an acceleration of 0-60 in 2.2 seconds and 700 horse-powers the “Blade” is an honorable competitor to regular high end cars.
With the Blade Kevin Czinger, CEO of divergent motors wants to address the increasing problem of high CO2 emissions during car manufaction.
“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 Motors)
The key building block of the “Blade” are the so called nodes which are 3D printed metal alloys. Combined with carbon fibre tubes the nodes are the main component of the car chassis. Due to this the car can be build very stable, light an emission efficient.
Pictures: Divergent Motors; http://www.divergentmicrofactories.com/
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