The concept displayed at SEMA 2015 was an open-air beach cruiser, but 3D printing means that Local Motors can customize each vehicle independently. So if you want a roof, a back seat or a hatchback, you can design and print it.
Throughout the SEMA show, the marks that 3D-printing tech are making on the automotive industry can be seen. Mishimoto, manufacturers of radiators and intercoolers, demonstrated how they use 3D printing to rapidly prototype designs for their products.
All over the show, small 3D printers like these could be found spitting out prototype resin parts. How long will it be before widespread 3D printing of actual metal parts revolutionizes the aftermarket industry? Sooner than you think.