East Tennesseans will get the chance to see the world’s first 3D-printed car in person this weekend.
Local Motors will have the Strati at its store on 11 Market Square in downtown Knoxville at 10 a.m. Saturday.
University of Tennessee engineering students helped build the world's first 3D printed car.
In September 2014, Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers said the car costs between $18,000-$30,000.
Local Motors spokesperson Jacqueline Keidel said it took 44 hours to print the Strati.
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Our partners at USA TODAY describe 3D-printing as a machine that shoots out ribbons of carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, much like toothpaste coming out of the tube.
Rogers said the company plans to build 100 micro-factories, like Knoxville's, all over the world in the next 10 years.