To which some wag invariably replies 'Well, I would if I could just download one!'.
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That day, it seems, is getting closer:
It looks like the days of haggling with a dodgy bloke in a sheepskin jacket could be numbered – soon you could just have a fresh car printed out.Tell me more!
The electric hybrid prototype is called Urbee and its makers claim using the environmentally-friendly technology lets the contraption do 170mpg.OLK, admittedly, it looks like a cross between an egg and KITTs smaller, retarded and deformed brother, plus it's creators are solidly 'green' in outlook, but even so...
Instead of playing around with molten metal alloys, the manufacturing process involves 3D printers depositing droplets of a polymer which fuse together.
With each pass of the printer cartridge, the base on which the object is being made moves down a notch and so, little by little, it begins to assume its futuristic body shape. When making the complex bits, the structure is supported by a water soluble material which is washed away when the process is finished.
Mr Kor said a realistic target to begin with would be to produce 2,000 to 3,000 vehicles a year.Gentlemen, start
With that level of production, he estimates the vehicle would have to retail for between £18,500 and £31,000.
However, if it ever becomes mass-produced, that price could drop to as low as £6,200 to £7,400, he said.