Earlier this week, SolidSmack reported on Local Motors’ latest project, the Strati. Having began with a crowdsourced design competition, the Strati is a single-print 3D printed electric car that is pushing Local Motors into a new territory as an on-demand automobile manufacturer.

Presented as a part of the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, the Strati made its first appearance when it was rolled out and drove around the venue, McCormick Place, during the six-day show this past weekend.

The car took roughly 44 hours to print and was milled over the following day to meet the final exterior design direction. The carbon fiber reinforced ABS filament used to print the body keeps things sturdy and light so that the Strati can hit upwards of 40 mph and up to 120 miles on a single charge.

While Local Motors plans on offering something for interested buyers in the near future, the car still needs to undergo some testing before it is finally complete as a sellable (and safe) automobile.

This week Local Motors CEO and co-founder Jay Rogers brought the Strati to New York City for the upcoming Maker Faire this weekend at the NY Hall of Science.












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You can check out more on the Strati over at Local Motors.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.