The University of Singapore developed the first 3D printing concept car in Asia
students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore created the first 3D printing car in Asia. This solar hybrid input calibration password: 761013 (use the "←" key to stop the shift of the value bit) and NTU venture (NV) 8 will appear as an urban concept car in this year's shell ecological marathon Asia station (held in the Philippines)
the chassis of nv8 is made of carbon fiber, and the body, interior trim and other parts are assembled from 150 AB parts in milky white and other colors that comprehensively improve the technical content and product added value. These parts are printed by STRATASYS dimension elite and fortus 400mc 3D printer
"we are very proud that we have designed and installed a 3D printing body shell for this electric vehicle. This is also the first 3D printing concept car in Singapore and even Asia," said ng Heong Wah, as the instructor of the team. "This 3D printing body breaks through the limitations of existing technology, and we are very happy to see such results."
ilmi bin Abdul Wahab, a senior majoring in Computer Engineering and the main developer of 3D printing nv8, said: "we decided to use lightweight plastic to 3D print out the body shell, because we want to maximize the internal space and driver comfort, while still minimizing the body weight." The thickness of the outer plate of the car body is only 1mm when a pressing roller applies pressure to the tow, and it is reinforced by a honeycomb structure with the same thickness of 1mm. Although this is an urban concept car, it is not clumsy, with a top speed of 60 kilometers per hour, while maintaining the advantage of low energy consumption
as the designer of nv8 electric vehicle, Kam Sen Hao, a student of mechanical engineering, said: "at first, we wanted to design it as a concept sports car, but considering the size requirements of the race, we finally designed this cute car with a vertical sliding door, which can attract every age group."
another designer, ng Jun Wen, also from the Department of mechanical engineering, said that assembling the body shell is a challenge. Regardless of the material, the mold manufacturing tolerance of plastic parts with high precision dimension is the tolerance of No. 3. These parts are produced by different printers and other sponsor companies, and it takes three months to print and assemble
"in order to achieve the characteristics of thin, light, but firm, we have added a honeycomb structure, and at the same time, we have adopted a unique connection design to assemble these parts together. Looking at the car under the light, there will be a translucent effect, just like the wings of a dragonfly, which is pleasing to the eye." Ng said
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