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Local Motors Executive Discusses 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing

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So far this year, Local Motors and its eye-popping 3D “printed” car have dazzled President Obama and Vice President Biden, sparked questions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and captured journalists’ imagination at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now the question is: How quickly will the company’s planned new paradigm for customized manufacturing influence not only auto building but all sorts of other fabrication?

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The Icing on the Cake— A Deal to Deal Direct

IN WRAPPING UP the deal with to locate a giant EV-battery factory near Reno, CEO Elon Musk gained one last, very important concession: a measure making it legal for Tesla to sell directly to Nevada residents without having to go through a traditional dealer of the type that all existing automakers use.

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