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"it’s more motorcycle than passenger car."

Indeed it is.

Aye.

It's a motorcycle for wussies who are afraid to get on their bike and experience nature. thumb.gif
post #42 of 101
Anyone see the resemblance?

post #43 of 101
It may be environmentally friendly to drive, but i can't help but wonder how much energy it consumes to manufacture in the first place.

Wouldn't surprise me if the overall energy consumption (including manufacturing) doesn't differ much from a more conventional vehicle.

Doesn't help that it's fugly either. Not a fan of "modern" cars as they're often too ugly for my liking, and alot of their onboard computers just attempt to do too much; little things such headlights automatically turning on upon sitting or unlocking the car, engine not starting unless belts on...etc.
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I can't wait for this car to come out. Lol.

Lol, welcome to the past, in the future!
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/1/13 at 9:24am
post #44 of 101
One word: Wikispeed

http://www.wikispeed.com/Affordable
Edited by Jarhead - 3/9/13 at 4:53am
post #45 of 101
They should make a 2D version and sell at as a flat pack at IKEA biggrin.gif
post #46 of 101
The turn around in engineering time alone makes this valuable. If the frame were cast, it would take months to make the molds for the various (now plastic) frame parts. The 2500 hours can take place concurrently for the various parts. Any minor problems with the frame design can be fixed during that time and be ready to roll out in the next printing set. We're talking about the difference between FPGA and ASIC chip design -- except for cars.
post #47 of 101
so many close minded children.... they need to see pretty pictures and fluffy market slogans
post #48 of 101
3D printing reminds me of replicators on star trek, lol.
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Eventually, this is how we are going to build are spaceships in space with ease smile.gif
    
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It's time to stop calling this tech. "printing." It's not printing. Print = ink.
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