Divergent Microfactories Unveils World’s First 3D-Printed Supercar

In a bid to decrease pollution, materials and costs, San Francisco-based engineering studio Divergent Microfactories has come up with a 3D printing manufacturing method for vehicles. Introducing their new creation – the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, Blade. 3D-printed aluminum joints connect pieces of carbon fiber tubing to create the chassis, a process which is environmental-friendly due to the reduced energy usage during manufacture, and also makes the chassis a 90% lighter than traditional cars. The 635 kg automobile boasts a 700 horsepower bi-fuel engine capable of running on compressed natural gas or gasoline, with an ability to accelerate from 0 t0 100 km/h in two seconds. Divergent Microfactories plans on selling the Blade in a limited number in California.