Ambitious Design Of The Futuristic 3-D Printed Vehicles (32 Pictures + VIDEO)
The MakerBot’s and GrabCAD’s challenge gathered auto enthusiasts from the whole world to design vehicles of the future, which we’ll be driving in 2040. The vehicles design embraced cars, motorcycles, planes and spacecrafts models printed in 3-D on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. It is assumed that by 2040 full-size vehicles could be manufactured on such devices. In this connection, Barack Obama declared the plans to set up 3D printing hubs that would rehabilitate manufacturing in the U.S. There were six winners, all of them were single-passenger vehicles and the first place winner was Alpha, made by the German designer to fly down roads and travel into space. The second prize went to the Canadian designer Gaberiel Ortin with his 2040 Direct Drive vehicle, where drivers are about as close to the road as possible, offering a suspended seat that swivels with turns, and a completely open cockpit mesh-like floor. Third-place winner Matthew Gueller designed a personal hot rod motorcycle that keeps all three wheels on the ground. The fourth-place-winning vehicle Firanse R3, designed by Luis Cordoba from Mexico, is said to be affordable and ecologically sound.The fifth prize went to Sampa jet-powered flying motorcycle designed by Brian from the U.S. And the sixth prize went to LB1, a personal flying vehicle with a closed cockpit made by Marcos from Mexico.
Via:nbcnews.com & blog.grabcad.com
1st Place – Alpha by user Omega from Germany
2nd Place – 2040 Direct Drive Vehicle by user Gabriel Ortin from Canada
3rd Place — Personal Hot Rod by user Matthew Gueller
4th Place — Firanse R3 by user Luis Cordoba from Mexico
5th place — Sampa by Brian