It is not the first time we talk about 3D printing in Motorpasión, but it is the first in which the protagonist is a real supercar, whose components are manufactured using this technique that has for decades applied industrially for many and varied applications. Created by Divergent Microfactories, called Blade and you are going to present.
In view of photography, do you think that its chassis is printed in 3D? For the truth is that it is, but not plastic. Kevin Czinger, project, has used this type of printing from aluminum metal powder, to create aluminum parts, which are then combined with carbon fiber to create the chassis frame. For small manufacturers, this manufacturing method is much easier and affordable.
” 3D printing makes it easier to design complex parts that would be difficult to produce using traditional technologies, “said Brad Balzer, an engineer involved in the creation of the supercar. According to the company, in addition, the mixture of aluminum and carbon fiber chassis is sufficiently rigid and reliable as there are no doubts about safety.
The main objective and reduce costs, save energy and pollute less, is to drastically reduce the weight of vehicles produced by this technique. The Blade weighs about 635 kilograms, but if we add that hides engine 700 hp, the power to weight ratio is authentic infarction. Yes, it is still a prototype, so we no illusions at the moment.