World’s first 3D printed & AI designed car could change automotive industry as a whole

It's not about the car but the breakthrough technology the company has
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Czinger, a Los Angeles-based company founded last year by Divergent3D founder Kevin Czinger, has revealed the first details about its first hypercar, the Czinger 21C. Using additive manufacturing technologies.

The drivetrain is Czinger’s own design and consists of a bespoke 2.88-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 boasting a flat-plane crank, an 80-degree bank angle, a 9.5:1 compression ratio, and 11,000-rpm redline. Two electric motors with torque vectoring power the front wheels while the V-8 powers the rear pair. A third electric motor acting as a generator is mated to the V-8, sitting between the engine and a 7-speed sequential transmission with straight-cut gears, and ensures the vehicle’s twin fast-charging lithium-titanate batteries are always topped up.

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The critical parts of the car are designed & 3D printed by their AI computer which take only 2 minutes to design compared to the same part that required 2 weeks to design by experienced engineers in the company. Furthermore, the AI produced part is also much lighter and simpler.

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Another breakthrough technology of the company is their production line, they called it the “automated unit”. It only takes up a space of 15 x 15 meter in which it can build up to a hundred thousand units of car chassis, compared to a conventional production line that has not changed its form since the Henry Ford era hundred years ago.

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The interior of the car is a center-seated cockpit where it can also carry a partner around at the back.

With these new breakthrough approaches from this company and electric-driven technology such as Tesla, the automotive industry could change its approaches of vehicles manufacturing with more of this technology-driven approach been applied.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.