Integration of 3D-Printed Charging Stations for EVs a Faster & Less Expensive Alternative

Published by , June 12, 2018 1:45 pm

(3DPrint.com) Only 15% of gas stations that exist within the United States have Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. As the number of electric vehicles on roads increase, the integration of 3D printed parts at EV charging stations can provide a faster and less expensive alternative to constructing charging stations. Companies and designers who create and develop 3D-printed components for EV stations are eligible to obtain the Federal R&D Tax Credit.
An early solo developer is EV owner Joel Clemens, who created a 3D-printed glow-in-the-dark port holder. He used a MakerGear Prusa Mendal 3D printer was used to print the holder with 1.75 mm acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material. The 3D printed glow-in-the-dark port holder was designed to hold a J1772 plug that is normally used at homes and public charging areas. Clemens is also in the process of developing microEVSE and j1772 splitter/extension products to assist with EV charging.

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