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Start-up Raises $23 Million to 3D Print Sports Cars

Posted February 11, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Divergent 3D says additive manufacturing will reduce the cost of building vehicles while lowering the weight and reducing fuel consumption. The company has closed its Series A funding after raising $23 million that it will use to promote the commercialization of 3D printed sports cars.


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02/11/2017 5:52 AM

... $23 million to promote the commercializations of 3D printed sports cars.

that will be a drop in the bucket for a promotion, commercial or even personal manufacturing is a long way and billions of dollars off.

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02/12/2017 12:07 AM

Read between the lines as less human workers required and more robotics needed.

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02/12/2017 12:07 PM

Interesting to print your work staff, to print your product, to have printed staff assemble the printed parts. Obviously a one man business.

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02/12/2017 12:50 PM

Until there a schedule to keep

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02/12/2017 1:09 PM

I have no doubt the owner will print one and if he uses FRP, (fibre reinforced plastic), his schedule will be flexible.

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02/12/2017 1:34 PM

On my printer, whiles it's printing, I'm normally already doing revisions to the print, for the next print.

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02/12/2017 1:57 PM

All hi-tech, hi-spec stuff here, a pencil with a built-in rubber-outer, and feint lined note book.

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02/12/2017 5:25 PM

Lol...

the problem with 3D printing, i had prints that took 18 hours to print out... too much time to think what you should have done.

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02/13/2017 5:08 AM

You do know they now have electric printers these days that plug into the wall. That poor hamster in your clock work printer must have been really tired. 18 hours to print. That must have been a whole suite of drawings.

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