Airbike 3D-Printed Bicycle by EADS

The European Aerospace and Defence Group (EADS) unveils a bicycle made through a process similar to “3D printing.” The Airbike is entirely made from nylon powder and is created using “additive layer manufacturing,” which is like 3D printing but with laser-sintering to reinforce the bike frame.

Through this process, the parts are 65 percent lighter yet retaining the same strength of steel or aluminum used in traditional bikes.

The Airbike is named in honor of Airbus, which quickly picked up the technology before other companies would notice.

Although the 3D printing technology sounds promising, the process of developing motorcycles through this technology without having to bleed your wallet dry is still far away.

Source: New Scientist

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