Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

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Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby Aushiker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:02 pm



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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby antipodean » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:34 pm

Is there a cycling article link/video on the interwebs that this man hasn't posted to this forum?
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:31 pm

antipodean wrote:Is there a cycling article link/video on the interwebs that this man hasn't posted to this forum?

Very few I guess, but they are always interesting and worth a look. :D
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:55 pm

The phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind, but that's not really what it was about, just showcasing the technology, and the technology is very very cool.
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby uncle arthur » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Well it's ugly as sin, and wobbles like a grandmother after a few too many glasses of sherry, so I'm gonna agree, it's not a better bicycle.
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby Aushiker » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:29 pm

ldrcycles wrote:The phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind, but that's not really what it was about, just showcasing the technology, and the technology is very very cool.


The technology is cool which is why I posted it in the first place and the idea of using it to create something like a bicycle is pretty amazing to me.

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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby jacob_T » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:53 am

Very cool.
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby bychosis » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:53 am

The first carbon fibre bike were probably pretty ordinary too... This is first generation, and a cool way tonstart
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby skull » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:09 am

Buying shares related to this industry will be a ticket to a printing press of money in your future.

I hope

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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby rkelsen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:45 am

skull wrote:Buying shares related to this industry will be a ticket to a printing press of money in your future.

I hope

I think you're right.

The Americans are already calling it a "disruptive technology" and the next "piracy enabler":

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/09/3d-printing?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/difference_engine_the_pc_all_over_again_

CAD files could become tomorrow's mp3.

Interesting times! 8)
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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

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Re: Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Postby CoffsGal » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:03 pm

Well not really bicycle related, but here is a 3D printer I made earlier this year. I did consider if a bicycle could be printed but could see all sorts of issues using the type of printer I had. There are other 3D printer types that might be better suited to printing bicycles though.

Here is my home made printer printing a small statuette...this print was at .2mm per layer
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuSs0ZbNBFY&feature=plcp[/youtube]

A more advanced professional printer printing a roller bearing...
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