Divergent Microfactories (DM) Blade is the world’s first 3D printed supercar. Aimed at revolutionizing the way that cars are designed and produced, the DM Blade is an ultra-lightweight vehicle that utilizes cutting-edge technology to minimize both the cost and environmental impact of manufacturing cars. DM’s new technology centers around 3D printed metal nodes and carbon fiber tubes that create a chassis that is up to 90% lighter than traditional cars, while also being much stronger and more durable. The DM Blade also dramatically reduces material and energy use, reducing the carbon footprint caused by manufacturing processes. When looking at total emissions of a vehicle, including those from manufacturing, the DM Blade has one third of the environmental impact of any other electric car – it also happens to go 0-60 in about two seconds, boasts 700 horsepower and has twice the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron.
Along with CRD and Motivo Engineering, Hydra Design Labs was part of the team that built the Blade Supercar. Hydra was responsible for all of the exterior and interior 3D data, and assisted with design details of the vehicle. As part of the development team for the DM Blade, Hydra Design Labs was also responsible for making all of the rapid prototypes for the vehicle, 60 in total.