divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar
 

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar

los angeles-based startup divergent 3D has revealed the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar. using techniques adapted from the aerospace industry, the company developed a 720 bhp hypercar made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber and aluminum alloys.

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

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divergent made the blade to showcase the capabilities of 3D printing. called the ‘blade’, the fully road-legal, four-wheel drive, features a 3D-printed chassis which weighs just 102lbs (46kg). inspired by jets, this design language is continued into its in-line cabin which features an aviation-influenced central seating position.

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

 

 

divergent 3D is backed by hong kong billionaire li ka-shing and raised $65 million USD in 2017 to develop its factory to create parts for the automotive industry that are designed to dramatically cut the cost and environmental impact of car production. it first released details on the ‘blade’ prototype back in 2015, when it unveiled its 3D printed manufacturing method.

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

 

 

the technique centers around 3d printed aluminum joints that connect pieces of carbon fiber tubing to make the car’s chassis. the assembly can be done in minutes and can dramatically reduce pollution, materials and other capital costs.

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

 

 

‘we’ve found a way to make automobiles that holds the promise of radically reducing the resource use and pollution generated by manufacturing’, describes kevin czinger, founder & CEO, divergent microfactories.it also holds the promise of making large-scale car manufacturing affordable for small teams of innovators.’ 

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

divergent debuts 'blade', the world's first 3D printed hypercar designboom

  • Love it clean and under stated, like a Miura for the woke. l hope that 720 hp comes from a clean energy source.

    e.l.simmins says:

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