Swiss automobile manufacturer Rinspeed has revealed its modular MetroSnap concept electric vehicle features more than 30 3D printed interior and exterior parts.
The company is set to premier the MetroSnap at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, having harnessed Stratasys ’ fused deposition modelling (FDM) and PolyJet technologies to help design and manufacture the vehicle. Printed components include interior consoles, display frames, plug sockets fixtures, air vents, lidar screens and license plates.
MetroSnap boasts an aviation-inspired swapping system which sees a ‘pod’ vehicle body placed onto its ‘skateboard’ chassis to provide a local public service, such as taxi pick up points, parcel collections or a mini supermarket. The chassis and vehicle body operate on split batteries, meaning the vehicle does not need to be parked for charging and the desired service can continue to be provided. Dingo Photos While developing the MetroSnap, Rinspeed harnessed Stratasys’ FDM technology and […]
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