3D printing technology is increasingly used in motorcycle design, whether it is manufacturing spare parts, customized parts to provide a certain aesthetic feeling, tools, or complex and expensive parts are produced by conventional methods. Many manufacturers use the technology because it believes in the advantages it brings on the racetrack or on the road.
The Dutch designer roel van HEUR customized a bicycle for a friend, and soon after the owner had a baby, roel imagined a miniature version of the BMW k75. "I had a lot of fun designing this bike," he explained. If that doesn't help the child grow up to be a cyclist, I don't know what! "Designer roel cites 3D printing technology to make it easier to copy original parts.
Roel van HEUR, who first modeled the cycloid bicycle on SolidWorks. Then, he bought several stainless steel tubes to embody his idea: folding, cutting and welding the frame and fork, and then brushing them by hand to get a real look. As a result, both the fork legs and the tank are printed in 3D - roel is very cautious about the process used. We're imagining a plastic printing process where tanks are painted green, the same color as father's motorcycle.
Added a mini bike seat, as well as designer and BMW logos, which are actually engraved on the body. On the front, a three inch yellow glass headlamp is installed, reminiscent of an old car. As for the handlebars, the handles are surrounded by black tape. Therefore, balanced bicycle can safely bring the smell of using bicycle to children who use it!
The headlights of a balance car are like a classic car
In fact, 3D printing technology can be integrated into every stage of its production cycle.
1 Design and development phase
Application: prototyping, conceptual design, design iteration
Advantages: low cost, short delivery time, light weight, free design, fast verification of appearance and function.
2 Production stage
Application: mold manufacturing, production fixture, manufacturing fixture
Advantages: fast, low cost local production of special tools for customized parts, effectively reducing the production cycle through internal printing. Direct use of carbon fiber printing female mold.
3 After sale stage
Application: print finished parts, customization and accessories
Advantages: Advanced Materials print finished parts, provide customers with complete customization of existing parts, and retain the electronic database of accessories.