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3-D printing promotion/mis-representation
What is it with SP contributors and 3-D printing - someone own some 3-D printer company stock? The article is extremely mis-leading by not adequately distinguishing the small amount of the car that was actually printed - or especially it's costs compared to existing plastic molding technology. Printing plastic body shell components is remarkably far from printing your title claim of a complete vehicle (which is implied from the article title down) - not to mention that the plastic body shells on passenger vehicles printed is impractical in the US because of automotive fire hazard standards - why we see almost no plastic bodied cars in the US - just a few components like bumper covers, fender and wheel wells. It isn't because current plastic molding processes are too costly. Bottom line - quit ms-representing, sensationalizing, and exaggerating what you're writing about. What happened to basic journalist accuracy? Probably died with the real journalist.
Posted by dduggerbiocepts