Urbee 2: The world’s first 3D-printed on the printer car




Urbee 2: The world’s first 3D-printed on the printer car March 2, 2013

Urbee 2

Cars, without which it is difficult to imagine life today is very big and heavy. It is for these two reasons for the movement they need a lot of energy. This is not strange. Most of the details in today’s cars are made of steel. Technology 3D-printing could put an end to the existing stereotypes.

Printed on the 3D-printer cars use fewer parts and lighter materials. Being lighter and consumes much less fuel, printed on the 3D-printer functionality cars are as good as the “steel horses”. Canadian engineer Jim Kor (Jim Kor) during the interview told wired.com share of the benefits they developed the first three-wheeled hybrid car Urbee 2 printed on the 3D-printer.

For the production of this aerodynamic wonder Mr. Cor using simulation technology by fusing (Fused Deposition Modeling, FDM) – 3D-object is formed by layering strands of molten plastic for 2500 hours. This method involves the use of parts of different sizes and thickness to strengthen the structure of the object, making it strong enough.

The first 3D-car Urbee 2 weighs 544 kg. At the core lies Urbee two-stroke internal combustion engines running on gasoline and ethanol, and a battery. Experts believe that the regulatory authorities will register the invention as a motorcycle. This miracle is also equipped with a metal frame to prevent damage to the vehicle in a crash. According to Jim, the final version Urbee 2 must comply with all safety standards in the automotive industry. It is worth noting that Mr. Bark is still resolve several important issues relating to repair printed machines. Combined with advances in electric motors and lithium-ion batteries 3D-cars can be made ​​more accessible and efficient solution for making long-distance travel. The cost of the prototype Urbee 2 of 50 thousand dollars. In the next few years, Kor Ecologic plans to start mass production Urbee 2.

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