StreetScooter Project Extends the Caliber of Stratasys' Object1000 3D Printer
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StreetScooter Project Extends the Caliber of Stratasys' Object1000 3D Printer

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Stratasys, a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions has announced that it features the electric vehicle StreetScooter C16. The vehicle is built using the large format Object1000 Multi-material 3D Production System for most of exterior parts such as large front and back panels, door panels, bumper systems, side skirts, wheel arches and lamp masks.

The StreetScooter project was developed by Production of Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) of Aachen University. The vehicle, weighing 450kg, runs on battery with range of 100km delivering 100kph top speed. Object1000 3D Production System contributes significantly while making the prototype of vehicle as well as end-use manufactured parts and production tools in the final development stages.

Object1000 is the multi-material 3D printer to build large tools, fixtures and prototypes or big batches of smaller parts in one automated job. The printer enables engineers or designers to build effective prototype of any complex as well as 3D detailed CAD design quickly with precision. It includes precision of PolyJet 3D printing with Connex multi-material build capability, offering a choice of more than 100 materials including the simulation of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) plastic.

“With the advanced multi-material 3D printing technology available to us from Stratasys, vehicles can be easily customized for specific customers, enabling us to design on-the-fly,” says Achim Kampker, Professor, Production Management, Mechanical Engineering, Aachen University. “These cars can be developed from scratch and ready in a matter of months, not years, as with traditional automotive production processes.”