"Local Motors launches Design Challenge for first 3D-printed car
"Historically, producing a new vehicle from a new design has represented a significant investment in tooling and a large commitment in time to integrate multiple structures and components," said Jay Rogers, Local Motors CEO. “This effort to design and deliver the first co-created vehicle using this digital technology and manufacturing process could change the process and speed in which vehicles are designed and built.”
Local Motors is inviting designers to design your vision of the Local Motors 3D printed car, which must seat 2 people, include 4 wheels and battery pack, have windshield / wind deflector, and must embed the major elements and functions of the exterior, the structure, and the interior in one main printed part. Designers are required to submit three distinct views of their project (side, ¾ front and ¾ rear), one mise-en-scene view and a description of the benefits and innovations associated with the concept.
Submissions to the Local Motors 3D-Printed Car Design Challenge will be voted on by the Local Motors Community on localmotors.com, and judged by an independent panel of experts led by Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot and Local Motors Board Member.”