12/11/2015

Video: Toolingless Manufacturing and the Impact of Additive on Automotive Production

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Jay Rogers of Local Motors discusses his company’s coming 3D-printed car and what it represents.

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Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers spoke with Additive Manufacturing about the company’s coming consumer automobile that will be 80 percent 3D-printed. In this video, Rogers talks about the impact of “toolingless” manufacturing, the role this is likely to play in mainstream automotive production, and how additive manufacturing technology might change the ownership model for automobiles. (Hint: What if cars became upgradable like smartphones?)

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