Source: Local Motors Blog | AKress | March  25, 2016

Local Motors 3D prints carAs the public relations guy at Local Motors, I’m constantly asked by people — whether it’s media, business partners or folks at the grocery store who see my LM shirt — what exactly it is that we do as a company.

My boilerplate response is that we’re a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles. But most people want to know more about our 3D-printed vehicles and how we create them.

Many people who have never seen a 3D printer in action have no frame of reference when it comes to 3D printing. Others understand the concept, but can’t visualize how we do it on such a large scale as to make a whole car. In the interest of being as open a company as possible, we decided to simply show you how it’s done in a way that everyone can understand.

The video in this post, produced by Local Motors Multimedia Specialist Motaz Hussein, will show you the process of how we move from a digital file to a printed piece of a car you can hold in your hands.

In the future we’ll produce more videos that describe how our printed pieces get prepared and then integrated into our vehicles. For now, let us know what you think about what you see in the video. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments below.