The World’s First 3D Printed Car!

In 2014, Local Motors along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Cincinnati Corporation, US Department of Energy, BAAMCI, used a Large 3D printer known as BAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) printed a functioning car chassis, eliminating approximately 20,000 parts from a typical car’s Bill of Materials. While only a technology demonstrator at this point, Local Motors has the vision to bring this type of technology to market in the near future, creating on-demand vehicles for various markets. American Rotary was there to document this new use for the world’s newest industrial manufacturing technology, 3D printing!