What will the mighty Blade car have in store?
Every year, the automotive industry surprises us with new innovations that could either awe or irk us. Some dabble with the form and look of the car, while others are more involved with performance. But there seems to be little effort in concentrating on the manufacturing process – one that would make production more environment-friendly but would still produce vehicles that are high-performing and good looking.
Divergent Microfactories has recently presented its own take on making the production-process more earth-friendly, featuring a technology that has been slowly integrated into the automotive industry. Introducing the Blade – the first 3D-printed supercar.
The Blade’s dramatic appearance is eye-catching. It runs with both compressed natural gas and gasoline, it is 90% lighter than the traditionally-manufactured vehicles and it is composed of 3D-printed carbon fiber instead of the more famous materials like aluminum and steel. The Blade runs with a 700HP engine and weighs approximately 1400 lbs.
Interestingly, the Blade is also a supercar and it is the first of its kind which has been manufactured with a 3D-printing system. Continue reading