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The first 3-D printed car ever that goes from computer screen to street in 2 days

The first 3-D printed car ever that goes from computer screen to street in 2 days
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If you've been keeping up with the world of 3-D printing, then you know how much the whole thing has really taken off in the last year. With everything from replacement stroller parts to human organs, it's just a matter of "what will they think of next?"

And now another milestone has been reached with the advent of the first 3-D-printable car. The Arizona-based company Local Motors has created the very first car designed for 3-D called the Strati. And this is no boxy, boring car either, it's actually pretty stylish.

The time needed to create the high tech auto is really impressive - the car was built in just 44 hours! The company built it as a demonstration during the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

This kind of work is nothing new for Local Motors. The company has been producing 3-D printed skateboards, motorcycles and other vehicles since 2007.

But, the car is the one that could really offer a lot of value to consumers. When it starts selling vehicles in a few months, they will be pretty affordable. Local Motors plans to offer models between $18,000 and $30,000.

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