Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

A (Mostly) 3-D Printed Race Car Hits 140 Km/h

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the yeah-but-only-in-metric-kilometers dept.

Transportation 94

An anonymous reader writes with an excerpt from a story describing the efforts of a 16-person team called "Group T" competing in the Formula Student 2012 challenge. They've created a car called the "Areion," described as the world's first 3D printed race car. "The Areion is not wholly 3D printed but most of it actually is. It was tested on Hockenheim race circuit and went from zero to 100km/h in just four seconds. Maximum speed Areion achieved on the same circuit was 141km/h." The car features an electric drive train and bio-composite materials, and was created using a printing system called Materialise.

cancel ×

94 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Why the blogspam? (5, Informative)

allanw (842185) | about 2 years ago | (#41131839)

Re:Why the blogspam? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41131949)

assholes like you are why it's so hard to make a few bucks these days.

Re:Why the blogspam? (2, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | about 2 years ago | (#41132027)

I totally agree, which is why I propose to you, solely out of interest to inform you about new and exciting products, that you click on this Amazon affiliate link that links to a Christian Dubstep CD and purchase the CD [amazon.com] . If you do, I will earn 4% of your Christian Dubstep purchase ($0.36) and will be able to feed my family if at least several thousand of you purchase this garbage. Buy today!

140 km/hr ? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132603)

James Blish wrote an SF story once where some fellow was dropped into a different society, I think perhaps in the future, and the cars were sleek and low to the ground, and when the guy got in, the car made amazing high-horsepower noises, and he was duly impressed... but when he looked out the window, he saw they were only moving slowly.

That's what I think of when someone blathers about 140 km/hr.

140 kph is 87 mph. That's right. Eighty-seven miles per hour.

Seriously, kids, back to the drawing board. I can drive faster than that down my gravel driveway in my old VW bug. Admittedly, my driveway is a mile long, and my bug has no muffler, but still.

Re:140 km/hr ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133685)

wow look, a big twat!

Re:140 km/hr ? (4, Funny)

viperidaenz (2515578) | about 2 years ago | (#41133911)

Perhaps they were afraid of what would happen if they reached 88mph.

Re:140 km/hr ? (0)

Sique (173459) | about 2 years ago | (#41134655)

You missed the point where this was a completely electric car.

Re:140 km/hr ? (1)

JMJimmy (2036122) | about 2 years ago | (#41135965)

1) I drive my shitty little Echo 140km/h on the highway regularly. It's somewhere between 90 and 115 horsepower.
2) Electric cars have been able to hit speeds higher than this since the early 90's

Re:140 km/hr ? (2)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 2 years ago | (#41135813)

... but when he looked out the window, he saw they were only moving slowly.

... a dangerous driver who didn't look out of the window all along... especially when (attempting to) drive at speed

Re:140 km/hr ? (1)

jrmech (2714225) | about 2 years ago | (#41138645)

You don't understand what "autocross" is, do you?

Re:Why the blogspam? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132039)

you mean making money off of someone else's work and research - yeah... twat

Re:Why the blogspam? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132099)

HAHAHAHA.

Stop leeching and create something original of value.

Re:Why the blogspam? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132245)

Why don't you quit being a parasite and actually PRODUCE something ?

Then you won't need to whine about losing money you never deserved in
the first place.

Re:Why the blogspam? (1)

jrmech (2714225) | about 2 years ago | (#41138627)

When the blog says that the FSAE car makes "thrust with the nosecone" you know the author doesn't have a clue what he's talking about....

Re:Why the blogspam? (1)

yurtinus (1590157) | about 2 years ago | (#41140161)

But it's got shark skin, man!

Re:Why the blogspam? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133067)

That's not an article -- it's a press release. It's also missing several photos. In particular, it doesn't have the side view that the blog post has.

Re:Why the blogspam? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133083)

Yes, this is the actual article: bragging about their 3d printing technology being used to do things that 3d printers are good at.

Which is not making cars, but making cool low-strength high-complexity components for cars.

First 3d printed comment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41131845)

'nuff said.

Next print a spacecraft (1)

DevotedSkeptic (2715017) | about 2 years ago | (#41131859)

Who has the 3d models for an ion drive?

Re:Next print a spacecraft (4, Funny)

Sulphur (1548251) | about 2 years ago | (#41132107)

Who has the 3d models for an ion drive?

Ionic Breeze?

Re:Next print a spacecraft (1)

DevotedSkeptic (2715017) | about 2 years ago | (#41132203)

i don't think an ion breeze would do much in the way of reaching the stars but you may be able to print one of those as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_drive [wikipedia.org]

slashdot computer analogy (5, Insightful)

vlm (69642) | about 2 years ago | (#41131869)

In honor of it being a slashdot car story, instead of providing the official slashdot car analogy, I'll provide the slashdot computer analogy to the story.

"Its like 3-d printing a computer case, and then having the media report the entire computer was printed, circuit boards and all".

Its just the exterior of the car that was printed, not the motor or the wheels or whatever. This is not to belittle the accomplishment... for 3-d printing that's a very large component to print, and also the stereotype of 3-d printed stuff being weak seems to be finally going away....

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

mirix (1649853) | about 2 years ago | (#41131937)

Yep, printing the body is neat, but wake me up when they print the drivetrain.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

Brianwa (692565) | about 2 years ago | (#41141791)

They did print the uprights with Titanium EBM, but the article neglected to mention it.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41131965)

In honor of it being a slashdot car story, instead of providing the official slashdot car analogy, I'll provide the slashdot computer analogy to the story.

"Its like 3-d printing a computer case, and then having the media report the entire computer was printed, circuit boards and all".

Well, no, the entire media didn't do that. Even the Slashdot summary doesn't do it.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133549)

Well, no, the entire media didn't do that. Even the Slashdot summary doesn't do it.

Well yeah, it actually did. Since when is the body and side pods "most" of a car?

The Areion is not wholly 3D printed but most of it actually is.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

SeaFox (739806) | about 2 years ago | (#41131989)

Its just the exterior of the car that was printed, not the motor or the wheels or whatever.

Well I'm not that impressed now. 3D printed body panels... oooooo.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (2)

Smidge204 (605297) | about 2 years ago | (#41132145)

"Its like 3-d printing a computer case, and then having the media report the entire computer was printed, circuit boards and all".

There are people working on that [reprap.org] if you were curious...

=Smidge=

Good Grief... (5, Interesting)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 2 years ago | (#41132195)

I know this is a silly question, but what exactly is it that these so-called Slashdot "editors" actually do? Given the never ending inaccurate summaries, the summaries with all the grammatical elegance of grade-school assignment, the summaries that are essentially just the first paragraph of the story, the summaries that reference rip-off web blogs designed for noting more than soaking up page views while that actual source is some other web site entirely... What exactly do the "editors" actually do?

Re:Good Grief... (4, Funny)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | about 2 years ago | (#41132775)

Editors? Where have you read that we have edit ... wait, damn!

Sorry, that was a mistake. We meant to say this site is run by redditors. We hired an entire team of them. We couldn't get slashcode to actually autosubmit the stories, since our coders are lazy, so we needed some cheap labor to do it. The cheapest we could find was redditors. So essentially we pay them a (very small) salary to go on reddit all day long, taking small breaks to log into /.'s admin panel and randomly approve stories. We are currently teaching very basic english to a group of illegal Mexicans. As soon as they are at the level of our current editors (that is, speaking a grand total of 25 words), we'll replace them, and you'll immediately see a noticeable improvement in the quality of our stories.

So, redditors, sorry for the inconvenience. We just asked our redditors to correct the mistake in our FAQ and change editors to redditors, but they flipped us the bird and went back to /r/gonewild. You'll just have to wait until we get our mexicans ready.

Sincerely,
Kenneth Langone
CEO - Geeknet, Inc.

Re:Good Grief... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41136435)

Why was this modded funny?

Re:Good Grief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41138227)

Why are you a homosexual?

Re:Good Grief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134525)

I figure it's part of the job to play dumb so that slashdotters aren't intimidated by erudite, thoughtful editorial content and instead can feel smugly superior to the story submitters and editors. Just think: if we had to actually read s multi-page article that is largely technically correct, in order to find a few minor issues to complain about - that would be too much effort for us, wouldn't it? It's a lot easier when we can find the errors to nitpick right there in the summary, without thinking too hard about it.

The job of the editors is to find the stories and summaries that are most likely to elicit a flamewar, and present it in the most low-brow manner they can think of. The success of slashdot shows that the formula works. It's essentially a tabloid for nerds.

Re:Good Grief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134589)

Not to mention to get their facts straight. Group T is actually a Belgian college for Engineering. They also participate at the annual solar challenge race, so they have quite a bit of experience building experimental cars. Also Materialise is a company that sells 3D printing systems.

Re:Good Grief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41135169)

Their job is to draw as many eyeballs to the site as possible. Are you more likely to look at "3-D Printed Car" or "3-D Printed Car Body"? Enough Said.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132221)

LOL.I *knew* it.

The FAIL is seriously strong in that announcement.

it looks like the mold was 3D printed (1)

SuperBanana (662181) | about 2 years ago | (#41132249)

It looks like the mold for the exterior body panels was 3-D printed, not the actual body panels themselves?

Re:slashdot computer analogy (3, Informative)

DerekLyons (302214) | about 2 years ago | (#41132347)

In honor of it being a slashdot car story, instead of providing the official slashdot car analogy, I'll provide the slashdot computer analogy to the story. "Its like 3-d printing a computer case, and then having the media report the entire computer was printed, circuit boards and all".

Except the circuit board is a major functional component of a computer. What was printed was more like the decorative bezel on the front of the case... all the weight and stress bearing components being of more conventional manufacture.
 

also the stereotype of 3-d printed stuff being weak seems to be finally going away....

You may not realize it, but racers aren't street cars - racers have frames that carry all the weight/stress.thrust and roll cages that protect the driver. The shell is pretty much decorative.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about 2 years ago | (#41132363)

And not only that, calling this a "race car" is kind of a joke, too. If you look at it, it's not much bigger than a Kart and definitely not as fast (some of those things can get up to 250+ km/h!)

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132639)

also the stereotype of 3-d printed stuff being weak seems to be finally going away

...not at 87 mph, it's not.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133057)

3d printed stuff _is_ weak. They took all the components that don't have to be strong and used a 3d printer for them.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (2)

WillHirsch (2511496) | about 2 years ago | (#41133557)

the stereotype of 3-d printed stuff being weak seems to be finally going away....

It's not a monocoque... this bodywork is just bolted onto a steel spaceframe. It's made from a polymer resin, so in some respects you could say 3D printing has caught up making things out of plastic, but there's not a great deal of load on these panels to stress it.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133719)

what he said

Re:slashdot computer analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134389)

I've competed in FSAE and everyone else is making their bodies out of carbon fiber. Many have their molds CNC machined, 3d printing seems like it would make for a part that is many times heavier and not as resistant to impacts.

Re:slashdot computer analogy (1)

tgd (2822) | about 2 years ago | (#41138781)

This is not to belittle the accomplishment... for 3-d printing that's a very large component to print, and also the stereotype of 3-d printed stuff being weak seems to be finally going away....

Its okay to belittle it... only the marketing department at the company selling the printer would consider that much of a savings.

Anyone who has built a car from the ground up will tell you the body is the easy part. And in a car that is a shell-over-space-frame, a non-critical part.

The Areion is not wholly 3D printed but... (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 2 years ago | (#41131877)

the article dances around it but it just sounds like the body shell was 3d printed, so when they say "most of it actually is" they really mean "the biggest part you see is"

Re:The Areion is not wholly 3D printed but... (2)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#41132301)

Yeah, I'd argue most of the car wasn't 3-D printed at all, since they didn't print the engine, drive train, or tires. Whether or not the seat was printed is left up in the air.

The fact that it's a tiny race car isn't particularly relevant - it's the size of the print job that's interesting. But really, it's no more impressive than if they'd 3-D printed a dining room table.

Re:The Areion is not wholly 3D printed but... (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 2 years ago | (#41135105)

My rule: The bits that you could make out of wood or papier mache don't count when evaluating what proportion was 3d printed.

Bah, this is pointless (4, Funny)

sribe (304414) | about 2 years ago | (#41131891)

Print me my goddamn flying car that I was promised, then I'll be impressed!

Re:Bah, this is pointless (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133353)

Well, you'll have one soon. Just smaller in size.

141km/h is nice and al... (0, Troll)

Nutria (679911) | about 2 years ago | (#41131895)

but what suburban American families need is a 6 passenger station wagon/minivan that goes 450 km on a single charge, at speeds ranging from 0 to 120 km/h.

Using batteries that maintain their performance for 10 years (which is how durable modern IC engines are).

Re:141km/h is nice and al... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132127)

Yeah, and the Wright Flyer couldn't fly from Paris to New York in 8 hours. What's your point? It's called progress, how about you pull your head out of your ass and acknowledge the accomplishment for what it is instead of shitting on everything that doesn't fulfill your need for instant gratification.

Re:141km/h is nice and al... (2)

the_B0fh (208483) | about 2 years ago | (#41132185)

What progress? Electric engines have been done. This is just a damned shell, albeit with some nice features.

Fake headlines to pull you in. Fuck that shit.

Re:141km/h is nice and al... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41135729)

We need a new class of car - four rows of seating, two seats wide in a kammback like the Prius. The reduced frontal area would allow for lower drag, so even if it wasn't a hybrid, it'd get great highway mpg. It's a mix of the SUV and station wagon.

Great, another 3D fanfest circle jerk (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41131927)

Headline: The world's first 3D printed XYZ!!

Reality: Well, only one tiny part was 3D printed.

Take that MPAA! (5, Funny)

tommituura (1346233) | about 2 years ago | (#41131945)

Very soon now, I WILL download a car!

Re:Take that MPAA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41131967)

It appears that they have beaten you to it.

Re:Take that MPAA! (3, Funny)

Superdarion (1286310) | about 2 years ago | (#41132177)

Not if the VIAA (Vehicle Industry association of america) has a say in it!

Re:Take that MPAA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132247)

Yeah! And all you need is a room-sized printer worth about 50 times the price of a new car! Take THAT corporate America!

Re:Take that MPAA! (1)

neonKow (1239288) | about 2 years ago | (#41132327)

If it's not economical, you're not pirating enough. Not enough cars, and not expensive enough cars.

Re:Take that MPAA! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132453)

And I suppose you'll be 3D printing all the oil and energy required to fuel this bonanza of pirated cars in the future?

Re:Take that MPAA! (3, Funny)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | about 2 years ago | (#41133545)

We'll just store the oil and energy in the cloud. The automotive industry has been ripe for disruption for a long time.

Re:Take that MPAA! (1)

Amouth (879122) | about 2 years ago | (#41140627)

The funny thing about them saying you wouldn't download a car, is that the design of cars can't be copyrighted.. its an industry where you can copy anything you see design wise.

Let Me Know When The Printer Can Print Itself Out (1)

zenlessyank (748553) | about 2 years ago | (#41132169)

Until a model can print a copy of itself out, then it is just another molding/milling machine. It IS interesting to watch the progress in this field though. It is just the fact we are in the early stages of this new tech, and as such, are witnessing the first wood and fabric airplane so to speak. Can't wait for the Raptor model of this tech!

So its body panels only... (1)

bdrees (1015815) | about 2 years ago | (#41132189)

Any crashtest results at 140kph?

Re:So its body panels only... (1)

rbrausse (1319883) | about 2 years ago | (#41134799)

afaik no one crash-tests vehicles at 140 km/h [at least under defined conditions, real-world crash"tests" are a different topic...]

The short wheelbase looks funny (2)

Bartles (1198017) | about 2 years ago | (#41132191)

Anyone know why this design decision was made? Is it because the area in front of the console is the only place tall enough to place shocks and springs, while still having room for the drivers legs?

Re:The short wheelbase looks funny (3, Informative)

Brianwa (692565) | about 2 years ago | (#41133139)

It's because Formula Student courses are extremely tight and curvy. A shorter wheelbase gives you a smaller rotational inertia, which means you can enter and exit corners faster. This comes at the expense of high speed stability, and indeed most FSAE/FSC cars get quite unstable above 90mph.

On top of that, a shorter car is a lighter car, and every gram counts on a race car.

Group T (1)

ByteSlicer (735276) | about 2 years ago | (#41132205)

the efforts of a 16-person team called "Group T"

Actually Group T is the name of an engineering division of KU Leuven (T=technical). This makes it sound like they made up some team name.

Re:Group T (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134805)

Actually it's not a division of KU Leuven. It is an "engineering college" that was totally independent before (when I was a student there) but in a reorganisation of Belgian higher education system over the recent years to allign with the Bologna declaration all colleges had to associate with a University. So Groep T is now a member of the "KU Leuven Association" which includes 13 institutions of higher education.

Re:Group T (1)

ByteSlicer (735276) | about 2 years ago | (#41134865)

You're right, of course. I was sort of simplifying for the international crowd, who might have heard of KUL. There is so much collaboration between Group T and KUL, sharing facilities and professors, working together on the same projects, that Group T can be regarded by the outside world as a part of KUL. At least in spirit, that is. The administration is still mostly independent, and will probably stay that way for quite some time.

Re:Group T (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134895)

Actually Group T is higher eduction - but not university - and is part of the KU Leuven university group.
Materialise is a company specialising in 3D printing and started as a spin-off of the ESAT civil engineering department of that university IIRC.

MF Ratio (2)

labnet (457441) | about 2 years ago | (#41132267)

Team Photo: 1 Female... 21 Males. Don't girls like composite engineering?

Re:MF Ratio (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133115)

Tell some womens studies students that, and they'll demand to be added to the team. You may or may not be able to bring them up to speed - composite engineering isn't for everyone - but you will at least be able to interact with a woman for a while.

Re:MF Ratio (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41133253)

>but you will at least be able to interact with a woman for a while.

True, but ratio of M:F that have gone to bed with a women's studies student is about the exact opposite of the ratio of males to females in composite engineering.

Re:MF Ratio (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41135041)

Apparently not so lets force 10 females to do something they are not interested in the name of 'equality'.

Re:MF Ratio (1)

kootsoop (809311) | about 2 years ago | (#41135441)

My sister is a lecturer (professor) in composite materials in Australia. Yes, they do!

Re:MF Ratio (1)

mehshoe (2713343) | about 2 years ago | (#41143173)

21 to 1 ratio might be normal for automotive engineers...In my Industry (open wheel motorsport) the ratio is more like 300 to 1. I don't have any links to any data, I've just worked in racing for a decade and have only met two female race engineers.

Re:MF Ratio (1)

mehshoe (2713343) | about 2 years ago | (#41143233)

Also, most students involved in this competition are in the Mechanical Engineering course. Maybe a few EE's mixed in (especially since it is electrical powered. Alot of the Composite people lean towards the solar powered car cometition.

3D Printing my foot! (1)

EasySteam (1825838) | about 2 years ago | (#41132429)

This is another bogus slashdot article - Anyone examining the photos can clearly see the existance of Dozer contruction towers! Disproving the 3d printed construction of the car body... And the picture of the team clearly shows an individual (at the front) sitting cross legged on a Fraggle!

3D printers are great (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#41132433)

I just wish the smelting furnace wasn't sold separately. Combine the two, and it's off to the races.

Group T is their college, not their name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41132667)

Please note that the "Group T" is wrongly referenced in this article. Group T (or groep T in Dutch, http://www.groept.be/www/index.xml?set-lang=en ) is simply the name of the college/school where these team members are studying, and not a name they gave to their team. Thanks to rephrase the article to reflect this.

"You wouldn't steal a car" (1)

russotto (537200) | about 2 years ago | (#41133779)

...yeah, but I'd copy their model files and 3D print my own.

you (1)

jason777 (557591) | about 2 years ago | (#41133967)

You wouldnt download a car would you?
Fuck yeah I would!

Yippie just over 85mph (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41134337)

Wow!

That's over 25,721,784 fathoms per fortnight!

inaccuracies (1)

nstalkie (1212414) | about 2 years ago | (#41134769)

The blurb is full of inaccuracies. I actually live in the city where this car was created (Leuven - Belgium). "Group T" is a college, not a team.

"Materialise" is not a program, but a company. I can look at their offices from where I work.

Electric? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41135309)

what are the specs for the electric motor, battery tyype and location, etc?

what's with the reference to "radiator"...is ir really gas-powered?

Re:Electric? (1)

Brianwa (692565) | about 2 years ago | (#41141571)

It looks like they have a few specs on their website: http://www.formulagroupt.be/pages/car [formulagroupt.be]

It doesn't mention their cooling system, but often these motors are oil or water cooled and have a radiator.

Almost good enough for a time machine. (1)

Kili (265889) | about 2 years ago | (#41135333)

Topping out at 87.6133 MPH that's almost enough to make cheap time machines.

Misleading (2)

necro81 (917438) | about 2 years ago | (#41135769)

The title and summary are misleading to the point of fraud. Here is a (not comprehensive) list of things that they didn't print:

The frame (welded tubular steel, just like every other car in the competition)
The wheels and tires
The suspension, linkages, and steering
The batteries
The electric motor
The cooling system
The electronics and controls
The driver

What they did use 3D printing for was for the body panels, and probably some complex-shaped internal parts they didn't bother to highlight. But Formula teams have been using 3D-printing for various components (yes, even body panels) for upwards of a decade. Hats off to the team itself - nice car! And a nice big "give me a fucking break" to the submitter, editors, and Materialise PR.

I saw this car yesterday (1)

drewm1980 (902779) | about 2 years ago | (#41137273)

I live in Leuven, Belgium, where Group T is based, and they were showing off this car yesterday on the street. I didn't stop to look more closely since I've seen similar cars before, but I did wonder how the hell they made the patterned nose cone. It looked to me like it was injection molded, which seemed odd since a mold that big would be insanely expensive. Now I know better!

100% satisfaction (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41137799)

We hope to give you 100% satisfaction Beats By Dre [salebeatsdreuk.com]

UK while you shop at our site. We believe in liability, and we run our business based on good

reputation Beats by Dr.Dre Studio [salebeatsdreuk.com] and

mutual benefits. All goods at our website are of highest quality may be provided Monster Beats Dre [salebeatsdreuk.com] . We assure our customers of

reliable quotations, prompt deliveries and stable supplies Beats by Dr.Dre Solo HD [salebeatsdreuk.com] .We are constantly working to improve our products, services,

and website to make your shopping experience at Top Brand Club a pleasant one. We wish you a pleasant shopping

Beats By Dre Sale [salebeatsdreuk.com] !

Would I pirate this car? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#41137823)

Hell yes I would!

Also remember when I said I wanted to 3D print a car's body panels and the responses ranged from "that's probably not a good idea" to "you're an idiot, 3D printing fanboy!" Well I am now engaging my smugface.

Wait, until they can print out ... (1)

zapyon (575974) | about 2 years ago | (#41140385)

the driver as well. Which would basically mean they could print out a robot with a sufficiently strong computing unit inside. (Which would again mean I could print out my next laptop without UEFI built-in, yeah!).
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>