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The Blade: 700 HP Supercar Printed With “Cutting Edge” 3D Printer Technology

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3D printers could revolutionize the car industry. Every mechanically inclined person could potentially have the tools to build their very own supercar.

Divergent Microfactories, or DM, has produced a chassis system out of 3D printed nodes. Made out of a metal alloy, they are incredibly strong and can be made anywhere. By anyone. The nodes are just building blocks to the structure of their car frame and are connected using carbon fiber tubes. They claim it’s even stronger than current production technology. Impressive, isn’t it?

Even more impressive is the possibilities it opens up for development. Anything, absolutely anything, is possible for a chassis that can be modified just by printing a new piece. DM’s Blade is an excellent example.

The Blade is their very own 3D-printed nodular chassis, wrapped in a composite body. They’ve mounted a 700 horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine, and claim it is capable of spanking the McLaren P1’s 0-60 mph time; they claim about 2 seconds 0-60 mph.

How do they do it? Their car only weighs 1,388 pounds. Their power to weight ratio schools the Koenigsegg’s One:1 ratio and more than doubles the same rating of the Bugatti Veyron.

DM claims it will help reduce waste and pollution from the car industry. Who really cares when you can make your own performance car like this!!

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Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.