Printed cars have many benefits, they are very environmentally friendly, even with a ICE fitted, their lifetime emissions are much lower than electric cars for example, when you take mining the raw earth materials, transportation etc. I'd like to see more printed with recycled plastic. This company below just signed a deal with Peugeot, looking forward to seeing the future of the printed car.
When it comes to cars made in the tens of thousands each year, traditional manufacturing is more cost effect, even when switching to a new material like plastic. The advantage is in prototyping for the big car companies.
Got to be careful when it comes to recycling plastic into critical things like load bearing car parts and food containers. It does not stand up to repeated melting and casting like metals do. Long term, it might work out to be better to convert plastic back into a syn-crude.
3d printed cars are Environmentally friendly cars with lighter weight and have many benefits like no moving parts can go wrong, little or no numb bodywork any more, easy to customize and affordable cars around ($17,000-$35,000).
I probably won't be able to make a full on car anytime soon but man I would love to print out my own custom parts. Has anyone tried or heard about this?
Anyway, it's a bespoke DIN kit for the radio because the one I bought a while back didn't even come close to fitting, as well as a removable phone mount that I've secured with Velcro. Although I still need to paint and sand the parts, I'm happy with how they turned out!
My Ender 3 Pro, which I've owned for approximately three weeks, was used to print this. I created all of the parts in Solidworks and printed them with whatever PLA I had on hand (I will probably need to print them in PETG or something similarly resilient for the summer months).