Students 3D Print Urban Concept Car for Shell Eco-Marathon

(3Ders.org) Students from Heerlen, a city in the south of the Netherlands, are using tabletop 3D printers and PLA plastics to make a car that will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon 2014. The students are from the Hogeschool Zuyd and call themselves the Euregiorunners. The Euregiorunners are entering their battery electric-powered car in the UrbanConcept category – which considers everyday driving needs. The team is on a tight budget to produce a unique, energy-efficient design and 3D printing has offered a good solution. They are among the teams aiming to drive the furthest on the least energy at the 30th annual EcoMarathon held in Rotterdam, 15-18 May. The Euregiorunners are one of 19 Dutch teams in the competition that includes 229 students from 26 countries.