The future of creative printing: 3D printed motorbikes?

The future of creative printing: 3D printed motorbikes?

The world's first fully 3d printed motorbike was unveiled at the RAPID show in California . However certain parts cannot yet be done with 3d printing, such as the braking system, screws, engine and electronic parts, while the rest are printed in ABS plastic. The full bike is 8 feet long and has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds, or the weight of two adults, although it has a top speed of only 24 km/h and uses a purely electric engine.

The development team explained that at first it was intended to print a replica of the motorbike, but then found that it was not feasible, the team used Creo design software to redesign the various parts of the motorbike, then used ANSYS simulation guidelines and used multiple industrial application 3d printers to print out the various parts, and finally steam smoothing, sanding and colouring post-processing to build it.