China’s WinSun Technologies brings us something a little more technical: a 3D-printed automobile. Although the design is not the most beautiful, the car really works! It has an electric motor that allows it to reach speeds of 25mph.
According to ChinaNews.com, a company called Sanya Si Hai 3D Technology, Ltd. has 3D printed the country’s first car, dubbed “Shuya”, after the city in which it was made. The frame of the car was 3D printed with a composite material in just five days in color with the colorful name “Tyrant Gold”. Weighing approximately 500 kg, including the car’s non-printed components, the Shuya is capable of reaching speeds up to 40 km/hr, driven by an electric motor.
The car required 500 kg of the Tyrant Gold material to fabricate. At about 10 yuan per kg and with 1000 yuan for electricity and labor, the total cost of the vehicle was about 11,000 yuan ($1770) to create. The auto measures 3.6 meters long, 1.6 meters wide and can seat two passengers.
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