Gallery: 3D Printed Air Bike is as Strong as Steel but 1/3rd the Weight...

 

This funky bike is making news today not just  for its design but for how it is made. UK engineers printed the bike using a powder composed of nylon and metal which results in a frame that has the strength of steel while also being 65% lighter than aluminum. The Air Bike is a demonstration of a technology called additive layer manufacturing which was able to create the fully working bike with only six parts. The goal is to show how the technology can revolutionize product design from airplanes to satellites to more down to earth items like bikes.

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  1. zacelectrica March 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Our product is a candidate for this technology!
    http://www.zac.com.pt

  2. zacelectrica March 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    We have to work toghether!!
    see in http://www.zac.com.pt

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