What you’re looking at is the Rasa from eco car startup called Riversimple Movement Ltd. It’s a two-seater fuel cell car with a range of up to 300 miles, and the Welsh government put almost $3 million of EU money in it. The idiots.
Given the sheer amount of torque and power needed to propel a car that weighs thousands of pounds, you’d think that parts made from plastic would disintegrate in minutes. But researchers have developed a plastic gear reinforced with carbon fiber that’s strong enough to actually be used as a replacement for metal parts…
3D printing has just reached another major milestone as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has officially approved GE’s T25 as the first 3D printed part cleared for use on a commercial jet engine.