With 3D printing on the verge of going mainstream, you can manufacture almost anything. You can now add a 3D-printed car to that list. The Urbee 2 is a three-wheeled hybrid assembled entirely from parts spat out of 3D printers, reports Wired. Just as Makerbot and Form 1 have changed the way we perceive manufacturing, Urbee is seeking to change the way we build cars. Urbee is the brainchild of Jim Kor and his team at Kor Ecologic, a company solely dedicated to the future of 3D vehicle manufacturing. Their website expands upon their grand vision for the future of the automobile. “Use the least amount of energy possible for every kilometer travelled. Cause as little pollution as possible during manufacturing, operation, and recycling of the car. Use materials available as close as possible to where the car is built.” Kor’s aim is to make the cars of the future light, energy-efficient and easy to manufacture.
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