3D Printed Car Design Challenge winners announced

The winners have been announced for what is being called the world's first 3D printed car design competition, with the winning car to be printed in September.

The day may be fast approaching when you can download a car -- although some assembly may be required. Crowd-sourced automotive manufacturer Local Motors has just announced the results of its very first ever 3D printed Car Design Challenge -- a competition to design a car that can be manufactured using 3D printing.

The winner, Michele Anoé of Italy, nets not just $5,000 in prize money -- his design will form the basis for the prototype of a 3D printed car that will be printed live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, September 8-13.

"It's simple and clean, with character," judge and MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis said of Anoé's design, Strati. "It has a nice style that really hangs together."

Over 200 entries were submitted from more than 30 countries around the globe. Six runners-up were chosen from these entries and awarded $1,000 each for their innovation and popularity among the Local Motors community.

Click through the gallery below to see the winning entries, and check out the Local Motors website to see the rest.

 

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