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Eureka Magazine has a profile of this sweet ride, the whole thing “printed” from laser-sintered nylon powder.

The ‘Airbike’ is made of nylon but, according to EADS, is strong enough to replace steel or aluminium and requires no conventional maintenance or assembly. It is ‘grown’ from powder, allowing complete sections to be built as one piece; the wheels, bearings and axle being incorporated within the ‘growing’ process and built at the same time. Because it can be built to rider specification, it requires no adjustment.

[Via the RepRap Blog]

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. NYCeWheels says:

    nice, no more traveling with bikes, just stick your USB drive in the Hotel’s printer, let it run while having a beer and off you go. But are they recyclable, do those printers have a PVC shredder build in to be used for next project?