Shelby Cobra car was created in the walls of pilot production area (Manufacturing Demonstration Facility) Laboratory ORNL with the help of a commercial three-dimensional printer Big Area Additive Manufacturing.
This printer is capable to produce parts, the volume of which can exceed one cubic meter. It makes it in 500-1000 times faster than conventional industrial three-dimensional printers.
Shelby Cobra will be used as a laboratory on wheels, for testings of new power trains, fuel cells, electronics and other systems that can be connected to the vehicle in a mode plug-and-play.
In addition all laboratory specialists demonstrated a new way of manufacturing the car in such a short period of time.