The automobile industry has been relatively stagnant for the past several decades. While new car designs are released annually, and computer technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the manufacturing processes and the effects that these processes have on our environment have remain relatively unchanged. Over the past decade or so, 3D printing has shown some promise in the manufacturing of automobiles, yet it has not quite lived up to its potential, at least according to Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of a company called Divergent Microfactories (DM).
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A new way to build cars: Divergent Microfactories
Conventional cars are wasteful in the way they’re built and the way they’re operated. A startup called Divergent Microfactories has developed a radical new way to build cars in distributed factories with ultra-lightweight construction. Divergent Microfactories founder Kevin Czinger and his team speak with Solid program chair Jon Bruner about the technology they’ve developed and the promise it holds for a cleaner, more efficient world.