We have seen many car industries applying 3d printing technology in their car. For students it’s the best technology to learn and implement their creativity using 3d printer. Students from Nanyang Technological University have developed an electric car using 3d printer.
Naming their ambitious project car as NTU venture 8 has been built using 150 3d printed parts. Their main aspects were to create a car which should be environmental friendly whcih eventually ended in building an electric car, they also decided to use 3d printing technology to develop this car.
Starting this project a year ago, 16 students have finally completed the project NTU venture 8 which was developed on a carbon fibre, and they glued all 150 3d printed parts to make their own car. The reason behind utilizing 3d printing technology is to reduce the weight as well the production cost.
“We decided to go with a 3D printed cabin made from lightweight plastic as we wanted to maximize the internal space - and driver’s comfort - while still being able to [keep] the weight to a minimum,” says Wahab. “Despite being an Urban Concept car, it is no slouch and can reach a top speed of 60km/h (37 mph), while maintaining low energy consumption.”
Students used unique honeycomb design in order to make the parts lighter yet stronger and compatible. They have planned to debut NTU venture 8 electric car at shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015 is to take place in Manila from February 26 to March 1, 2015.