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This Bike was 3D Printed by a Robotic Welding Arm


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One of the things I enjoy most about new manufacturing processes like 3D printing is the ways in which they don't end up looking like the products of traditional manufacturing. This bike is a good example of how new materials and methods will lead to new forms.

This new manufacturing process sounds awesome:

MX3D recently came out with a new printer, similar to the Mataerial, that works with welded metal instead of resin. It lays down a blob of metal, waits for it to harden, then adds another blob. The technique allows for a unheard-of range of control in the design of the objects being printed. MX3D approached TU Delft about a project to demonstrate the possibilities of the technology, and the bicycle was the result.

And cool to see it in action:

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