China Unveils 3D-Printed Car
Chinese engineers have unveiled their country’s first 3D-printed car.
The 3.6-metre long (11.9ft) and 1.63-metre (5.5ft) wide vehicle was made within five days using low-cost composite materials in south China’s Hainan Province.
Chief designer Chen Mingqiao said the two-seater convertible “features high strength and toughness”.
“The density of the material is much lighter than that of the metal, only one-seventh or one-eighth.
“Lighter weight will help save energy in the future.”
The vehicle is powered by rechargeable batteries and can reach a maximum speed of 40 kilometres (24 miles) an hour.