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Local Motors Secures Over $1 Billion In Financing For Olli Customers

Local Motors has teamed up with industry-leading professionals, Florida-based Elite Transportation Services (ETS), a subsidiary of Elite Parking Services, and Texas-based Xcelerate, securing both third-party operational support and vehicle financing for their autonomous shuttle, Olli. Customers who have existing relationships with transit companies will have the ability to finance just the …

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Mass Customized, Automotive 3D Printing Production Is Coming in 2018

During the past year, we’ve seen several successful test cases leading to a significant increase in the adoption of 3D printing for production of aircraft and aerospace parts. Today’s MINI Yours Customised announcement from British-German automaker MINI, coupled with other underlying trends in mobility that have emerged in recent months, indicate …

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MINI Launches New Service for Online Customization and 3D Printing of Automotive Parts

BMW-owned British premium automobile manufacturer MINI launched the MINI Yours Customised service to offer its customers the opportunity of providing selected upgrade products with a design they have selected themselves. They can then transform their own vehicle into a personally styled customised special. The innovative package will become available in …

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SLM Solutions Presents New SLM 800 Metal 3D Printer for Increased Automation

 SLM So­lu­tions Group AG, one of the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of metal-based ad­di­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy, has an­nounced the next step in the di­rec­tion of in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion using SLM pro­ce­dures. The Lübeck-based com­pany pre­sent­ed tech­no­log­i­cal in­te­gra­tion into pro­duc­tion processes with the SLM 800 live at the form­next trade fair. SLM So­lu­tions Group …

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German Students Use Stratasys Technology to 3D Print Self Balancing Mobility Device

Stratasys worked with the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany is developing a first-of-its kind 3D printed self-balancing scooter with Stratasys additive technologies. Tasked with “thinking additively” to achieve true customization, the students built the entire product development process for the scooter around additive manufacturing. As a result, the …

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