At Access, we are big fans of cars and technology in general. What you will find in this article is quite possibly the best medley of both. Imagine creating any car you want in the comfort of your own home!

No it’s not a pipe dream, in fact, it’s already happening.

Thanks to the magic of 3d printing.

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING ANYWAYS?

When we first heard about this, we were quite confused but after learning about this up and coming technology and it’s countless benefits, it’s definitely something to look out for. In fact, we got so excited that we just had to share these rides with you.

Long story short, instead of waiting for a factory to ship your product, you can ‘print’ it using a 3D printer. All that is required is a simple file that you upload to your printer and press print. At least that’s the main idea 🙂 This process will drastically decrease our carbon foot print, emissions and the cost to produce anything or in this case, a car.

Check out these 7 incredible 3D printed cars in the world today . . . (There are a few out there but they are mostly designs or just ideas).

These cars below are actually fully functional 🙂 (Except for #3).

1. STRATI – THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED CAR

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Also known as ‘Strati’ which means ‘layered’ in Italian, this first 3D printed car is a total breakthrough on it’s own. It’s fast, sleek, and the overall cost to create it was next to nothing when compared to the real thing. Built by Local Motors or LM3D. A company that is the hands down leader in this technology.  Local Motors are and will be the main guys behind 3d printed cars. We truly appreciate their passion for this industry and how they are driving it forward. They’ve created several 3d printed cars and most likely, your first 3d printed car would be made by these folks. Good job Local motors and keep going.

http://mashable.com/2014/09/16/first-3d-printed-car#G1nb3Z3JE5q4

2. CHINA’S FIRST 3D PRINTED CAR

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3d printed cars isn’t just a local phenomenon, it’s a worldwide phenomenon. This car, again 100% fully functional was made in China. Also known as the first 3d printed car in China (Perhaps that whole region), this could really change things for the better as more people would be able to purchase cars. Let’s hope they make it as eco-friendly as possible. With 3D printing, it definitely is 🙂

http://3dprint.com/53532/chinese-3d-printed-car/

3. ASTON MARTIN IN SKYFALL (THE JAMES BOND MOVIE)

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Do your remember that sexy as hell Aston Martin in Skyfall? The James Bond movie? That entire Aston Martin in that movie was 3d printed! That’s why they blow it up in the last scene without any hesitation. If it was real, it would have cost the studios a whole lot of money and a lot of Aston Martin lovers would have committed suicide for sure :).

Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful Aston Martin (Or car) ever made. Now thanks to 3d printing, you can create your own as well. Amazing isn’t it!

http://gizmodo.com/5959717/skyfall-filmmakers-3d-printed-this-rare-aston-martin-so-they-wouldnt-damage-the-original

4. AUDI’S 3D PRINTED LITTLE WONDER

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Even Audi is getting in on the 3d printing craze. They just made a working replica (Slightly smaller then the original) of the Audi’s 1938 Grand Prix. Looks like a lot of fun doesn’t it? More importantly, if Audi is getting into 3d printing, it means their is way more to this technology then what meets the eye.

http://www.gizmag.com/audi-3d-printing-classic-car/40248/

5. THE 3D PRINTED SUPER CAR

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A 3d printed supercar is also making waves. A supercar that is actually affordable and the replacement parts can be printed at your house for a fraction of the cost for most parts today? Yes count us in immediately!

http://time.com/3939488/3d-printed-supercar-blade-divergent-san-francisco/

6. 3D PRINTED SHELBY COBRA (APPROVED  BY OBAMA HIMSELF)

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Another legend has been 3d printed. You and I know it by the name Shelby Cobra. Shelby dove into this world of 3d printing as well and created this  legend. In fact, President Obama and Joe Biden were there to check it all out. Click the link below and see more amazing pics.

http://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/shelby/

7. URBEE, THE 3D PRINTED CAR GOES FOR A CROSS COUNTRY TOUR

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A 3d printed supercar is also making waves. A supercar that is actually affordable and the replacement parts can be printed at your house for a fraction of the cost for most parts today? Yes count us in immediately!

This team made this 3d printer car just to prove to the world that it’s more than possible. In fact, they are getting ready for a fun filled cross country tour.

I don’t know about you but we here at Access Rent A Car believe that a true revolution in car manufacturing is coming. Maybe not in the next 5 years or even 10 but soon enough that one day, we’ll be printing our cars, car parts and other things from the comfort of our own home.

Anything that can put more money in your pocket and benefit the environment is always a great thing.

Maybe we should start working on making our own 3d printed rental cars? Now there is an idea 🙂

Reference link for Urbee:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a9645/urbee-2-the-3d-printed-car-that-will-drive-across-the-country-16119485/