The innovative automaker will use a new microfactory location to create a pilot program of 3D-printed vehicles

For their first appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Local Motors delivered some big news for anyone closely watching the advancements of 3D printing. They will be the first company to produce a fleet of 3D printed cars to eventually go on sale.

The announcement came as part of details about two new microfactory locations which ground will be broken for in 2015. One will be adjacent to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville (a research partner with LM) and the other at National Harbor, Maryland just outside of Washington D.C. where the vehicle fleet will be produced.

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