Local Motors, the world’s most prominent maker of 3D-printed cars, announced this week that it plans to offer pre-sales of its series of 3D printed models starting in spring 2016. It estimates the sticker price for the LM3D series, including the new Swim model seen above, to be around the $53,000 mark.

The dune-buggy-like 3D-printed cars will be manufactured in a “microfactory” currently under construction in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company anticipates the production facility to be completed by the end of 2015. There, cars will be constructed “using direct digital manufacturing (DDM), of which 3D-printing is a part,” according to a company press release. Read more…

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World’s first 3D-printed car could cost you $53,000