For the first 3D printed car, the power of the technology opens up many possibilities. The form can bring forth a new level of 3 - Dimensionality with the apparently many colluding and layered surfacing. Inspired by the architect Zara Hadid, .Daemon makes these possibilities a reality.
For the process, I wanted to merge the interior/ exterior into one element, to break the division as much as possible. So I started with an 'interior out' approach. The major elements of the interior IP and Seat flow out, their lines becoming styling and structural cues for .daemon.
The printing process is additive, so special care was needed to allow for this. Body panels can be printed post-production that attach if needed. Many components such as brake lines are replaced with enclosed tunnels within the body, simplifying production while increasing reliability.