Industry

Sporting Goods

Challenge

Design and manufacture the world’s first metal  3D printed bicycle frame using the freedom of  additive manufacturing.

Solution

A process incorporating the concept generation  of solidThinking Inspire and Renishaw’s Additive  manufacturing technology to create the world’s  first additive manufactured metal bicycle frame.

Results

  • 44% weight reduction in the bicycle’s seat post  when using Inspire for concept generation.
  • Additive manufacturing and design contributed  to overall weight reduction of 33%.
  • Creation of bicycle that exceeded testing  standards.

 

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