According to news briefs published recently by 3Dprinting.com and 3Dprint.com, North Carolina-based Double D Trailers has announced the launch of the world’s first 3D-printed, sustainable horse trailer. The company says that it expects to build initial model prototypes by the end of 2023.
Double D Trailers has partnered with Polish design company One One Labs and Tennessee-based company Loci Robotics to produce the revolutionary vehicle, which it maintains will have many benefits over a traditionally produced trailer.
An eco-friendly solution
Called the “SafeTack Reverse 2 Horse Bumper Pull Carbon Trailer” according to the company’s website, it will be constructed of sustainable materials in an eco-friendly process and will feature “innovative safety features exclusive to 3D-print technology.”
Double D Trailers owner Brad Heath says that 3D printing solves a lot of the COVID-related supply chain, cost and labor problems while producing vehicles more quickly and accurately.
The 3D-printed trailers will reportedly be constructed mostly of polycarbonate (PC) with carbon fiber reinforcement. PC has been proven in studies to have high temperature resistance, rendering the material more durable.
For more information, visit Double D Trailers.