Meet ‘Blade’, the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar

May 21, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Meet ‘Blade’, the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar

At first glance, any motorhead would be head over heels for Blade — a sleek sportscar with shimmery deep magenta facade. The aerodynamicity of the car is obvious from its low, curved volume. Yet, this isn’t just any supercar that has just hit the market. Created by San Francisco-based startup  Divergent Microfactories,  Blade’s chassis was entirely 3-D printed. 3D printing is already revolutionizing the manufacturing process around the world. Printing in 3D makes products such as furniture, jewelry, machinery and even cars, more lightweight, but without sacrificing durability. Not only does 3D printing offer a new, faster and more reliable way of manufacturing, but it is also more affordable and sustainable. Related: World’s first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car will cost under $10K Within the automotive industry, sustainability is an aspect that, according to Divergent founder and CEO, Kevin Czinger, can no longer be ignored. “We have got to rethink how we manufacture, because — when we go from 2 billion cars today to 6 billion cars in a couple of decades — if we don’t do that, we’re going to destroy the planet,” Czinger expains. The startup has been working on the Blade design for years. The car’s chassis is a 3D printed aluminum “node” joint, which is made up of carbon fiber tubes that plug into the nodes to form a strong and lightweight frame for the car, weighs just 1,400 pounds. According to the company, the 3D manufacturing process reduces the weight of the chassis by as much as 90 percent when compared to conventional vehicles. The Blade features a 700HP engine capable of running on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and gas. As for performance, its light weight enables the supercar to accelerate to 0-60 m.p.h in 2.2 seconds. But, in case you’re itchin’ to get the metal to the pedal in this sweet ride, you’ll have to wait. The company has only manufactured a few models, but hopes to start working with boutique manufacturers soon to start producing more. + Divergent 3D Images via Divergent 3D

Read more from the original source:
Meet ‘Blade’, the world’s first 3D-printed hypercar

Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

May 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

Read the rest of Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1969 ford mustang , brand , car art , Car Design , eco-art , ford mustang , green art , green car design , jonathan brand , life sized replica , low impact art , mustang , one piece at a time , paper art , paper artwork , paper ford mustang , paper mustang , sustainable art

Go here to read the rest:
Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

May 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Read the rest of Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alterra , alterra glamping , Argentina , Cargotecture , container cabins , container hotel , eco design , eco-tourism , eco-travel , glamping , green architecture , Green Building , green design , pinamar , shipping container hotel , shipping containers , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

See the original post: 
Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Edison2?s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds

April 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Edison2?s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds

Edison2 just unveiled the latest version of its Very Light Car (VLC) at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. An earlier version of the vehicle won the $5 million Automotive X Prize back in 2010, and the new Very Light Car 4.0 incorporates safety innovations developed for long-distance racing cars and uses batteries and motors similar to those in standard EV’s. The new vehicle weighs less than 1,100 pounds, and the makers expect that their final production version will weigh under 1,400 pounds while still meeting federal safety requirements. Read the rest of Edison2′s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive x-prize , Battery powered vehicle , Edison2 VLC , Edison2 X Prize , electric powered VLC , electric vehicles , energy efficient cars , green car design , green transportation , low-mass vehicles , plug-in car design , recyclable car parts , Very Light Vehicle        

Original post: 
Edison2?s New Very Light Car 4.0 Weighs Less than 1,100 Pounds

Sexy Lotus-Inspired PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

January 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Sexy Lotus-Inspired PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

Crossing classic sports car design with sustainable technology, PG launched their sexy new Lotus Elise-inspired Elektrus in Berlin, Germany. The latest sensation to hit the electric vehicle market, this ‘premium-segment urbane sports car’ project was presented by its designer Michael Fröhlich , who showcased the automobile’s sophisticated look and cutting-edge electric advancements. Charged up in around eight hours using a standard household outlet, the car is also impressively quick, zipping to 62 mph in under three seconds with a max speed of 155 mph. Read the rest of Sexy Lotus-Inspired PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: classic sports car , electric car , electric plugin vehicle , electric vehicle , elektrus , ev , green car design , green transportation , lotus , Michael Fröhlich , P&G , pg elektrus , Sustainable Automobile , Sustainable Transport

The rest is here: 
Sexy Lotus-Inspired PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones

January 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones

Every year, roughly one billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced with new construction in the United States, according to a new report from Preservation Green Lab , and that number is likely to escalate. That’s a lot of CO2 emissions and materials that could easily be saved. Since new buildings are generally more shiny and exciting though, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the greenest building is almost always the one that’s already standing. It seems like common sense, but now we have the hard data to back it up. According to the highly-anticipated report, it can take up to 80 years for a new, energy-efficient building to overcome the environmental impact of the construction process. Read the rest of New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , Eco Architecture , eco design , existing buildings , global warming , green architecture , green buildings , Green Cities , green design , green renovation , green retrofit , national trust for historic preservation , nrdc , older buildings , Preservation Green Lab , sustainable design

See more here:
New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones

Bad Behavior has blocked 21392 access attempts in the last 7 days.