We love to drive motorbikes of different companies that offer ultra-advanced technology with updated features. We often think about the automobile industry’s future, and here comes 3D printed electric motorcycle made by giant 3D industrial printers owned by BigRep. The functional motorcycle is not launched in the market, but the bikers still want it in their garage.
The bike is called Nera E-bike, and it is developed by Maximilian Sedlak and Marco Mattia Cristofori, who work in NOWlab, who is the company’s lab. The manufacturing time was three days only, and it costs only $2600 only. From its handle to the tires, it’s all made of a 3D printer. Some people are still surprised and wondering how it is possible to manufacture such things in recent times. To understand it properly, let’s debate it.
3D printed electric motorcycle
NOWlab is a well-known research lab and considers as the innovation arm of the German additive production company called BigRep. The company designs and excellent 3D-printed motorbike called Nera. The best thing about this bike, it’s all made of 3D technology. The large industrial 3D printer also manufactures even electrical plugs and tires.
Which parts are made by a 3D printer?
Well, if you are curious to want to know which parts are manufactures but 3D technology, they are as including:
- the tires
The above mention things are the major ones, but the whole bike is produced with the same technology and method. According to the producers, it takes only three days only to print the full-sized 3D printed electric motorcycle, and it cost only $2600, which means once the bike is launched in the market. It will all sell out within hours due to low price and excellent features. Although the developers were also manufacturing a bike named Light Rider, it was a big failure as compare to Nera because it’s far better than the old one.
In the interview, the CEO of the company replied
“The idea was to demonstrate to designers and engineers and architects and the general consumer what 3D printing was all about. Historically, engineers and designers have been limited to manufacturing technologies like grinding and molding.”
In his interview with BBC, THE CEO explains:
“The nice thing with 3D printing is that you can swipe those limitations away, and you can create objects that have completely new capabilities, follow completely new sets of designs. For instance, with the outer hull of the bike, that follows a design that we created that you would typically not be able to bring to life with a traditional bike.”
Features of 3D printed electric motorbike
It has the following features that make it different and cost-effective:
- 3D printed electric motorcycle has airless tires
- The battery fits in the angular body
- Embedded with electronics
- With its eight pivot joints, it has forkless navigation
Long story short, 3D printed electric motorcycle has changed the future, and it was a time when we were thinking about the development and advancement of technology. Still, today, we are living with it.