Local Motors ISF (Internal Strut Frame)
This model was created as an entry into the Local Motors 3d Printable car challenge, of which the entire body of the car(inside and out) had to be one piece to be able to be printed by a large scale 3D printer. Running gear, suspension components and power train are carried over from a Renault Twizzy.
Mission - Inspired by the internal structures found in bird wing bones, the ISF (Internal Strut Frame) is a single piece construct that rethinks the manufacturing process of the modern automobile, stemming from new developments in large scale 3D printing methods. The ISF is a study in creating a new generation of automobile that relies not on forms found within the conventional manufacturing processes but is rather a design that results solely from shapes that can only be created and produced through means of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies