3D Printed cars pave the streets for a more economic way to construct technology

With technological advancements, 3D printers are becoming efficient at printing cars.

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With technological advancements, 3D printers are becoming efficient at printing cars.

Madi Palat, Eastside Staff

Thanks to modernization, 3D printing is now a real technological advancement. Within the past few years, three-dimensional printers have become available to everyday people, expanding from its previous subset of only the engineering world.

3D printed cars offer several benefits as opposed to their man-made predecessor. Initially, the exterior of a 3D printed car is much more customizable than that of a regular steel automobile. Further, 3D printed cars are extremely high-tech. As opposed to having to be manually driven like steel automobiles, 3D printed cars can move backwards and forwards with the mere touch of a button. Not only that, but 3D printers are also cost efficient. Whereas entirely steel cars can tend to be expensive, 3D printed cars are exteriorly crafted from a 3D printer and interiorly made with steel, making them much cheaper. One should know what needs to be done in a lost logbook kind of situation.

Cherry Hill High School East does in fact have a 3D printer, but would “need a lifesize printer” to actually construct the 3D printed cars, according to Mr. Louis Marano, East’s drafting teacher.

“We make machine parts here at East,” said Marano, “and anything designed has to be rigorously tested.”

East drafting student, Sarosh Khan (’18), is one of the many supporters of the 3D car printing movement. Khan even hopes to construct a 3D car himself in the future.

“There are not many disadvantages [to 3D printed cars] and less room for human error,” said Khan.

These cars are cost efficient and more convenient to build.  Additionally, advances are made everyday with modern technology, so even though making these 3D printed cars seemed illogical years ago, they can be made more easily now.