Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer 25/04/2017 Related Articles: Digital Offset Printing Site Recommendations: Best Offset Printing Services in New York - VSL VSLPrint offers same day, overnight, next day business cards ,poster printing services in NYC Related PostsWhy I Ignore DPI And You Should TooExpiry Date PrinterWill 3D Printing Break Copyright?3D Printing: now printing food tooGift & Promotional Digital Printing MachineSirca & Cefla World innovation companyComment Responses: Will 3D Printing Break Copyright? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital StudiosEpson SureColor® P600 Inkjet Photo Printer 17 thoughts on “Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer” Renée BlacknBlues Omnimusic 25/04/2017 at De Nederlandse uitvoering van de TU, van februari 2016, is ook interessant. Het model is zeker beter dan deze. Log in to Reply NibiruLives 25/04/2017 at Nylon will never function as well as metal, or the proper material – this is a huge joke. Log in to Reply Kirigaya Kazuto 25/04/2017 at Let's build a 3d printer with a 3d printer Log in to Reply zcapwb1 26/04/2017 at 10 years ago nobody had printers in their homes? Where does he mean? Burundi? Log in to Reply Gigaloader 26/04/2017 at Home paper 2D printing is on fast decline the last years. Same will happen to home 3D printing (if it ever becomes popular) but much faster. Its only going to be a hobby thing for home use. Nobody is going to print their toilet seats etc. at home…. and after everybody has printed a boat load of Star Wars figures the novelty will wear off quickly. It probably will only become pretty popular with smaller companies since it is more affordable now. In the professional world 3D printing is actually nothing new at all and the quality of prints only improved mediocre in the last years. Log in to Reply stabilisedchaos 26/04/2017 at Sales of 3D printers to women have sky rocketed over the last 12 months,they can make a 3D printed cock of any size now Log in to Reply Eddi Kimball 26/04/2017 at Really? supposed to be a bike and thats the best you can do? wouldnt wanna buy that. Log in to Reply epidemia2016 26/04/2017 at Be afraid woman and treat us good now or very soon you will be replace with a 3D one.lol Log in to Reply Matt Buehner 26/04/2017 at Wow, 3D printing is grossly overrated. Why would an intelligent engineer attempt to build a bicycle to demonstrate a 3D printers capability. They even used words like "conventional bike". Haha, these guys are nothing but 3D drafters, with no working knowledge of metalurgy and the benfits of using metals. The advantage in 3d printing would have been better portrayed if they designed and printed a plastic chain guard for a real bike within 3 hours and be able to ride the bike the same day. Its all about the ability to manufacture or produce something in a short amount of time. These guys tried too hard, went in the wrong direction with 3D printing, and clueless people are first to "ohhh, ahhh" at the discusion of 3d printing. Would you ride that bike? Neither would I…, the headset was loose, the gearing slipped constantly, and the geometry was that of an akward kids folding bike. I ride and maintain a fixed gear bicycle. I know every part of a bicycle. No plastic bicycle will ever compare. We need to up the ability to form plastic parts like bearings with extreme hardness and precision. The bearings that are placed in modern bicycles are often no more than 25 millionths of an inch different in diameter. Thats how steel bearings and races can perform so smoothly and uniformly. That information would have been easily found within a day if these guys did proper research after brainstorming that theyd make a bike. 3D printing is largley a fad in the maker culture. Log in to Reply Gina Greenlee 26/04/2017 at This was terrific. I have a far better understanding of 3D technology for the every day person vs. the MIT designer. I just finished watching yet another TED talk on 3D printing and came away from that hearing that the new technology is "cool" and is the "future" and prints everything from shoes to prosthetics to organs and space widgets but couldn't get my mind around the nits of how it actually works, and well, what does this mean to moi? After a 2.5 minute CNN video that simplified the mechanics of the technology, YouTube's algorithms brought me here. Printing a bike. Very cool. I think the word, "print" has been throwing me off. "Build," "manufacture" helps me to grasp the concept much more easily. No doubt plug and play CAD software will follow (just like for Web sites, blogs, and other digital stuff that initially only experts can use but then they build platforms for the rest of us) because the everyday person won't learn that kind of software so readily. How exciting to be born mid 20th century and be alive and still young enough to engage this new world! Log in to Reply Pedro Gordinho 26/04/2017 at One day we will be printing houses, monuments, etc. Imagination is the limit. Log in to Reply Dylan Sepasyar 26/04/2017 at The first thing I'm printing when I get my 3D printer is a plane to leave this country and go to Japan. Log in to Reply Brian M 26/04/2017 at the one guy said 10 years ago they didnt have printers at home.???.. I had a home personal computer back in the 80's, with printer, and every year since. hmmmm.. Log in to Reply Ulysses 26/04/2017 at This is legitamently terrifying. Log in to Reply John Schwartz 26/04/2017 at Amazing Log in to Reply Royal Borne 26/04/2017 at anything is possible Log in to Reply Sam Jacks 26/04/2017 at Why was he just randomly walking around the back of an airport? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.