This man 3D-printed a supercar

This man 3D-printed a supercar

Johannesburg - Meet Blade, a supercar with a chassis entirely printed in 3D.

Blade's creators, Divergent Microfactories say the idea behind 3D-printing the car is to limit the impact building cars the traditional way have on the environment.

The company's CEO, Mr. Kevin Czinger, is confident that Blade is one of the greenest produced in the world. And that's not to exclude its incredible power. 

The technology used by Divergent Microfactories is used to 3D-print the chasis out of aluminium and carbon-fibre. 

Mr. Czinger says Blade's chassis is approximately 90 percent lighter than traditional cars and consequently has a better fuel economy. 

He claims the bi-fuel engine -- which can use either compressed natural gas or petrol -- is able to do a 100km/h dash in 2.2 seconds.

For now, Divergent Microfactories is looking for funding and partners to get them to their goal of 10 000 "printed" chassis per year. They have dreams of setting up their micro-factories around the world through collaboration with other entrepreneus and to someday include building large complex structures with their technology.

For more on Blade and how it was 3d-printed, watch the video below.

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