Local Motors LM3D Swim could be the first 3D printed electric car to hit the market. The brand expects to deliver the first units launch in 2017. The Local Motors LM3D Swim could become the first electric car manufactured by 3D printing. The brand expects to start building in mid-2016 at the pre-start for those who want to receive the first units to be delivered from 2017. For the rest the arrival of widespread market this car lengthen more.
Local Motors announces that 75 percent of LM3D Swim develops through 3D printers which we can see how they work in the video that accompanies this article. In the future the company expects that its cars are 90 percent made from this type of printing.
Although the brand has offered too many mechanical details about the car this electric buggy will use impacts protected by a helmet 10 cm thick which is essential in case of accident battery. Otherwise the driver might die electrocuted if the battery is cracked and releases the energy stored.
This type buggy convertible car we see is an initial design but Local Motors have different options that could leave their 3D printers.