30 Aug '12, 12pm

Meet the Areion, the first 3D-printed automobile

It's just the body panels. It still has a strong, welded chromoly frame. When I did my senior prject at Florida Tech, we found that building the body and getting it to look half decent was by far the most difficult part of the build. We failed miserably, not so much due to our design, but our craftsmanship. Our body came out extremely heavy and looked like crap. It took a lot of time, money and space in the dumpster. It seems to me that 3D printing would be a very good tool for college design teams and auto prototyping.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/30/meet-the-areion-the-...

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