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Post-Modern 3D-Printed Motorbikes

The BigRep 'NERA' Bike Pushes Boundaries for Vehicle Design

— November 16, 2018 — Autos
3D printing is quickly becoming a common manufacturing process thanks to it's inherently capable and cost-effective profile, which is seeing new creations like the BigRep 'NERA' motorbike be developed. Created by BigRep using several innovations by NOWLAB, the bike features a design that is completely 3D-printed except for the various electrical components. This includes the main frame, but also the airless bicycle tires that are made using PRO FLEX TPU to limit the need for continuous maintenance.

The BigRep 'NERA' motorbike prototype identifies what can be done to push vehicular manufacturing methods into the future to create modern, cost-effective alternatives to the existing options on our roads today. The angular design of the bike is stylistic, but could also help with aerodynamics for a more efficient riding experience.
Trend Themes
1. 3D Printing in Vehicle Manufacturing - The success of the BigRep 'NERA' prototype showcases how 3D printing can be utilized to create cost-effective and modern vehicles.
2. Airless Tires for Vehicles - The use of airless bicycle tires made from PRO FLEX TPU can revolutionize vehicle maintenance and decrease the need for constant replacements.
3. Stylistic Vehicle Design - Stylistic and angular designs like the BigRep 'NERA' motorbike not only provide aesthetic appeal but can also improve aerodynamics for a more efficient riding experience.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Manufacturing - Automotive manufacturers can explore the use of 3D printing and airless tire technology to create cost-effective and modern vehicles.
2. Transportation - The use of 3D printing in transportation can lead to the creation of efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles with unique styles and designs.
3. Tire Manufacturing - Tire manufacturers can develop innovative airless tire technology like PRO FLEX TPU to meet the growing demand for durable and low-maintenance tires.
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