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This is Local Motors 3D printed car: It could change everything

This is Local Motors 3D printed car: It could change everything

3D printing may be mainstream enough not to raise an eyebrow any more, but Local Motors' plan to print cars is still ambitiously unusual. The Phoenix, AZ company brought its latest LM3D Swim prototype to SEMA 2015 this week, promising to kick off production in 2016 of what's shaping up to be one of the most interesting - not to mention customizable - eco-friendly vehicles around.

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Local Motors LM3D Swim will be a $53,000 gamble for potential buyers

Local Motors LM3D Swim will be a $53,000 gamble for potential buyers

The odd looking car you see in the image here is the winning design from the contest that Local Motors held to design a roadworthy 3D printed car. The car will be called the LM3D Swim and it will cost about $53,000. Local Motors plans to kick off retail sales in 2016, no exact date has been offered.

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Local Motors latest 3D printed car aims to allow customization

Local Motors latest 3D printed car aims to allow customization

The first time we talked about Local Motors and a 3D printed car was the Strati car that the company had designed itself. Local Motors held a contest after the Strati was unveiled to allow people to design it's new car and the winner of that contest was an engineer for HP named Kevin Lo. The car he designed is a 2+2 convertible and it still has the Strati's layered, rough appearance.

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Local Motors’ 3D-printed car “Strati” up close with NVIDIA DRIVE CX

Local Motors’ 3D-printed car “Strati” up close with NVIDIA DRIVE CX

Today we've gotten the opportunity to get up close and personal with the world's first 3D-printed car, "Strati" by Local Motors. This vehicle is being shown this week with NVIDIA DRIVE CX inside - that's a digital cockpit computer only just announced this January at CES 2015. Before this showing, the Strati used a slightly more traditional dash - today it's using a lovely flat display immediately in front of its wheel with graphics the likes of which a road-ready vehicle's never seen before.

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