There were many efforts by 3D designers to venture in to automotive field from the last few years. From small fittings to larger parts and full body prototypes, 3D printing was used widely. But now, it went one step ahead, with the creation of a 3D printed RC car by a man called Michael Curry.
Michael Curry, a Kansas based designer who is also known as Skimbal and his invention a giant 3D printed RC car is the answer to all the skepticism. In order to make this car it took Curry almost 5 months and 2 MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers. The weight of the car is around 70 pounds. The parts are all printed at the default medium settings of 2 shells, 10%density, 2mm layer height except for the blue pins, which are pointed at 20% density and 4 shells.
This car will be on display at this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire. What Curry has built is a ride-able RC vehicle which has four wheels and is entirely made of PLA except for the motor and the electronics. The vehicle could hold up to 70 pounds of weight. The invention of Curry cannot be termed as the first 3D printed car for adults but it surely can be termed as the first 3D printed Power Wheels for kids.
The earlier works of Curry include the Gothic Cathedral Playset and the Turtle Shell Racers on Thingiverse.