Perth-based company Flying Machine comes with a 3D printed bike. The bike can not actually fly, as the name of the company suggests, but using 3D printing techniques the Australians are able to produce the bike to one’s personal measurements and riding style. The company is among the firsts to use 3D printing techniques for bicycles. The team behind Flying Machine looks at the technique it as the technology of the future.
They used 3D printing techniques for the titanium frame tubes in order to create lugged frame bicycles, which are called the Flying Machine 3DP-F1. The company is interested in 3D printing, as it could lead to a “green potential”. 3D printing is very accurate, has a low waste and there’s not much energy needed for it. Matt, owner and designer of Flying Machine says the bike “fits like a glove and rides even better than he hoped, light, stiff, fast and extremely comfortable.”
However, the most striking part about this project is that the company can create a 3D printed bike made to actually fit the exact measurements and riding style of a person. It seems interesting to know how such a thing is done. Of course the company doesn’t reveal its secret fully, but if you would like to read more about it then check out the website of Flying Machine.
Credits image/ video: Flying Machine.