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3D Printed Electric Bike

Post by chandoo » Jun 04, 2015 Views: 954

TE Connectivity attempt to make a fully functional 3D printed electric motorcycle and result is amazing. The bike was completely designed on CAD, and then the parts were printed in plastic using 3D printing techniques. The bike's design has been inspired by Harley-Davidson Softail version. The length is 8-feet, and the weight is 250 pounds, and it can support a significant load up to 400 pounds. The frame has been designed with the help of a successful trial and error process. A major part of the bike was 3D printed by the company itself, but some obvious parts were outsourced like the braking system, electrical wiring, battery and some standard bolts.



The fully functioning status of the bike is the highlight of this news as there have been particular design problems associated with the manufacturing 3D body of the motorcycle. The motor is a miniscule one horsepower (750 W). The battery can power a 15mph ride for quite a few minutes. The range and battery power aren't up for debate, as the company has come up with a working 3D printed motorcycle within a 25,000$ budget. The range and speed will only increase with time.








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Post by alexzorg » Jun 04, 2015

what a time to be alive :')


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