June 6, 2014
Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has announced the winners of the first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge, launched in April to uncover concepts that will inform and influence the vehicle that will be printed live at IMTS—International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago in September.
More than 200 entries, representing submissions from more than 30 countries, were submitted during the six-week challenge. After a weeklong voting period and review of all entries by an independent panel of expert judges, seven designs were selected as winning concepts.
The winning concept, Strati, created by Michele Anoé of Italy, will highly inspire the full-size 3-D-printed prototype. Anoé will receive a $5,000 cash award for his submission and will be invited to see his concept manufactured live in AMT’s Emerging Technology Center at IMTS.
Six additional concepts were recognized for their innovation and popularity among the members of Local Motors’ global community. Some aspects of those designs may also be incorporated into the final prototype. The designers of each of these concepts will receive a $1,000 cash award.