Local Motors launches 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors launches 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

Local Motors has started a design challenge that asks participants to submit a design for a two-seater car to be built using 3D printing technologies. The deadline is May 13, 2014.


Local Motors is planning to build a fullscale, fully functional 3D printed vehicle, called Direct Digital Manufactured Vehicle (DDMV).

The car will be manufactured on September 2014 during the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago.

Printed Car Design Challenge - References

Above: the 3D reference model of the car chassis and layout

As in its tradition, the company has launched an online design challenge open to its online community to select the final design.

In this case the brief is to submit a 2-seater car design that can be easily produced using an additive/subtractive hybrid methodology.

Printed Car Design Challenge - References Printed Car Design Challenge - References

Local Motors is providing a detailed technical brief as well as a base CAD 3D model of the chassis/package.

The overall winner will receive a $5000 prize plus a ticket and trip to the IMTS Show. The community winner will receive a $1000 prize and up to 5 Innovation Awards worth $1000 will be assigned to projects that showcase brilliant ideas or usages specific to the 3D printing process.

The deadline for submission is May 13, 2014. For more information visit Local Motors.

(Source: Local Motors)

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