3D Printed Electrical Race Car… Towards a Green Car Future?

Posted By on Aug 30, 2012


After a 3D printed boat, it’s now a race car that has been fully 3D printed! The team of engineers behind the project is called Formula Group T and is located in Belgium. They 3D printed the full car body after designing a shark-skin like shape for enhancing its speed.

Credit Photo: Formula Group T

Other parts of the car haven’t been 3D printed (the 85 kW electric motor for example) but are driven by the same vision of creating an innovative race car that is both highly sustainable and efficient.

Credit Photo: Formula Group T

3D printing allows engineers to design shapes that were not possible before. For example, the Areion’s design uses the wind for its own advantage thanks to air channels passing through the engine.

Via Wired

 

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