Saturday, 15 February 2014

Print yourself a bike!!!

Everything in this generation is possible , you can even print a bike!

"Without doubt, the most interesting bike at this weekend’s London Bike Show is Empire’s 3D printed titanium trail bike. Based on the brand’s innovative 6in-travel aluminium MX6, the titanium prototype is a collaboration with additive manufacturing firm Renishaw and was built in the UK. We spoke to Empire’s Chris Williams about the project, and about 3D printing’s likely role in the future of the bike industry.

Six months to build a frame probably sounds like quite a long time to you or I, but in engineering terms, it’s nothing. “We were starting from nothing” says Williams, “there’s nothing in the world like this, so we were starting from scratch so I think that
timing is actually very quick. And to go to a rideable product that quickly is unheard of.”
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by Andy Waterman

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