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Engineers building car using 3-D printer at McCormick Place

Tucked in a corner inside McCormick Place engineers from two companies and a national laboratory are furiously working on the final days of a challenge to make, assemble and drive a 3-D printed car on Saturday.

The self-imposed challenge showcases the technology of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, machine-maker Cincinnati Inc. and Local Motors, a vehicle-maker based in Phoenix.

Until now, 3-D printing has been used in a small scale to make parts, household items or toys. Their technology, which has cost each more than $1 million, would finally bring 3-D printing to the floor of industrial firms, mainly because of its size, they said…Please click here to read Alejandra Cancino’s story in the Tribune.

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