The Reload Redacted – Swim/Sport by Kevin Lo is the winner of Chandler-based Local Motors Project Redacted challenge, a design competition created to inspire the world’s first fleet of 3D-printed cars. The entry highlights many benefits of direct digital manufacturing (DDM), including the ability to create a completely customizable vehicle.
Local Motors is the first company to use DDM in vehicle production, with the goal of cutting the amount of tooling while increasing speed to market for highway-ready vehicles. The ability to build DDM vehicles was proven by the company’s — and the world’s — first 3D-printed car, the Strati, in September 2014.
The company also has named Arizona State University to be among the first three universities to participate in its Local Motors Co-Created (LOCO) University Vehicles program. The other two are the University of Michigan and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.