3D printing is being hailed by many as the third industrial revolution.
But there is no denying that 3D printing has played a huge role in various fields.
If you look closely, you can see 3D printing in many places around us, such as human organs, parts and even buildings.
Now, something even more amazing has emerged, including the world's first 3D printed supercar.
The incredible 720-horsepower supercar is made entirely from 3D printing.
It has a cool name, "Blade."
The blade was created by Divertic 3D, a los angeles-based carmaker.
The company plans to use the supercar, made from 3D printing, to change perceptions and show the world the extraordinary power of 3D printing.
The 3d-printed supercar isn't just a gimmick. It's fully roadworthy.
It USES aerospace industry technology and processes, using aerospace grade materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum alloy.
Four wheel drive, can use compressed natural gas or gasoline fuel, from 0 to 60 MPH (96 km/h) in 2.5 seconds.
Remember that McLaren P1 has a 100km acceleration time of 2.8 seconds.
The 102-pound (46kg) chassis is also fully 3D printed and weighs only 1,400 pounds.
The blade USES a "node-like" manufacturing technique that USES 3d-printed aluminum joints to connect the carbon fiber tubes that form part of the chassis.
The whole assembly process takes only a few minutes.
Unlike other car manufacturing techniques, which require highly skilled, trained workers, a non-manufacturing person like a student can assemble a razor blade.
It greatly reduces pollution and also saves the overall cost of car production.
The interior design is inspired by a jet plane, which is like entering the cockpit, so you have every reason to expect the feeling of being behind the wheel of a car.
Overall, the blade's body design is streamlined, with an ultra-low chassis, which looks like a normal sports car.
But because it is not an ordinary size sports car, it still looks a bit awkward.
But in the long run, as the cost of 3D printing continues to fall, if the car goes into mass production.
When the road is full of such sports cars, you will get used to it.
And, in the future, small teams of innovators and entrepreneurs joining the blade camp could set up their own micro-factories and modify parts of the design to make a more unique car according to customer requirements.
The los angeles-based company has the backing of Hong Kong billionaire li ka-shing, one of China's richest men.
Back in 2017, differentiation 3D raised $65 million to build a plant that will produce parts for the automotive industry.
In order to reduce the cost, reduce the negative impact of today's automobile industry on the environment.
The idea of 3d-printed cars first emerged in 2015.
Most importantly, the blade made everything a reality and made the company very proud.
Because the blade significantly reduces the materials, energy, pollution and manufacturing costs associated with conventional car manufacturing.
Emissions are smaller than those of electric cars, reducing the huge environmental costs.
Now, with the introduction of Blade, the company has found an excellent partner on the road to commercialization, atron.
Actron is a company that provides cutting-edge, innovative and high-tech services in automotive, aviation, energy, communications and life sciences.
Its five strategic businesses include innovative product development, intelligent electronic systems, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, and quality management.
The two sides are preparing to expand their business beyond China and Europe.