World's largest 3-D printer used to print cars in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - 3-D printers appear to be the future of the automotive industry at Local Motors. 

"The future is here - it's digital manufacturing of mass-produced vehicles,” says Dr. Maximillian Heres of Local Motors. 

Beginning this summer, Knox County will officially join the auto making family, but not in the traditional sense.

“We're revolutionizing the mobility industry with a 3-D printed autonomous shuttle.. The Olli 2.0,” Heres said. 

3-D printing is a technique perfected after years of research.