Conventional cars are wasteful in the way they’re built and the way they’re operated. A startup called Divergent Microfactories has developed a radical new way to build cars in distributed factories with ultra-lightweight construction.
Divergent Microfactories founder Kevin Czinger and his team speak with Solid program chair Jon Bruner about the technology they’ve developed and the promise it holds for a cleaner, more efficient.
Divergent Microfactories, based out of San Fransisco, employed a 3-D printer to create the groundbreaking chassis of this jaw-dropping supercar. Aluminum joints called Nodes connect to aerospace carbon fiber tubing to form the Blade’s chassis. The structure utilizes approximately 61 pounds of aluminum and 41 pounds of carbon fiber,
According to the manufacturer. In total, the chassis weighs a mere 102 pounds. But fear not skeptics, the chassis has undergone the appropriate testing and is actually industrial strength. The construction of the chassis, however, has a striking resemblance to your old K’NEX set and takes less than an hour by hand.
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