Nov 22, 2018 | By Thomas

NOWLAB and 3D printer manufacturer, BigRep have developed the world’s first fully 3D printed and functional e-motorcycle, the NERA. Designed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak, the futuristic composite Nera E-Bike was constructed from just 15 parts. All NERA’s bike parts, excluding electrical components, have been 3D printed, including tires, rims, frame, fork and seat.

“These exciting prototypes not only demonstrate the unprecedented capacity of FFF large-scale 3D printing technology in AM,” said BigRep GmbH CEO Stephan Beyer, PhD. “They also emphasize our unique ability as the market’s innovation and thought leader to bring cutting-edge technologies from design to reality, providing a market value added lead for our industrial customers.”

In building NERA, the engineers didn’t simply adapt traditional motorcycle designs, but instead focused on creating a bike for large-format FFF technology. Among the many innovations featured in NERA are the airless tires with customized tread; a lightweight rhomboid wheel rim, flexible bumpers (instead of suspension) and the electric engine, which is fitted in a customizable case.

“The NERA combines several innovations developed by NOWLAB, such as the airless tire, functional integration and embedded sensor technology” explains Daniel Büning, Co-founder and Managing Director of NOWLAB. “This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape AM technology as we know it.”



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bike guru wrote at 11/27/2018 10:18:11 AM:

looks extremely unsteady

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