Custom bike gets 3D printed titanium lugs

The CSIRO’s titanium 3D printing facilities have been used to create parts for a custom bike.

The research organisation’s blog reported yesterday that it met with designer Sam Froud regarding the bike they had helped him make (in collaboration with high-end Perth bicycle company Flying Machine).

The bike was the second prototype that Flying Machine had made using titanium 3D printed lugs (used for joins in the bikes’ frames). The new cycle was dubbed “Prototype #2”.

The bike was recently displayed at Melbourne’s Design matters expo.

The lugs were printed using the organisation’s ARCAM electrom beam melding machine, which was the first of its kind to be installed in the Southern Hemisphere.

The project follows CSIRO’s project to make a titanium dragon for a young girl in Brisbane in January.

Images, video below: CSIRO

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