The Czinger 21C isn’t just another boutique hypercar. It demonstrates a new way of building cars. The 21C’s 3D-printed construction does away with tooling, assembly lines, and all the other expensiverappings of traditional automotive manufacturing.
Almost every metal component in the 21C (the name stands for “21st Century”) is 3D printed, Jens Sverdrup, Czinger chief commercial officer, told Apex One in a recent video interview. Those parts are made from a mix of aluminum, titanium, and Inconel–a heat-resistant material originally developed for use in the aerospace industry.
Instead of mating those components together on a traditional assembly line, everything is done by robots in one central location. This means the Czinger factory won’t have to be reconfigured to switch to a different model, Jon Gunner, Czinger chief technical officer, said.
That may be fine for a low-volume hypercar, but these production techniques aren’t practical for mass-market vehicles. Titanium