The Urbee Car: Destroyed?

By on January 22nd, 2014 in Event


This picture tells the story. Evidently the world’s first 3D printed car, the Urbee, incurred significant damage while being shipped home to North America from the recent 3D Printshow in London. It looks to us that either the car was not properly tied down or the shipping container took a bit of a tumble. 
The damage is located in the front end, where several 3D printed panels are clearly broken. It’s also possible other adjacent panels were also affected. 
From Urbee’s Facebook page: 
BUSTED! We just opened the crate in which URBEE was shipped back to us from London & Paris. We were shocked to see that the front end of the car has been severely damaged. This is a big blow to a self funded project like ours. Please consider making a donation at so we can repair the car!
We’re hoping the project can gain funding sufficient to at least restore the car back to its original state or better. 
Not a good day for the Urbee. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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