The World’s First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Is Here

The world’s oldest 3D-printed electrical bike looks as radical as it appears.  

Weighing in at just over 130 pounds, all parts of BigRep’s Nera e-bike were built with the Berlin-based firm’s large scale 3D printers, but for the embedded electronics. 

Project leaders Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak of NOWLAB, BigRep’s innovation laboratory, showcased lots of those out-of-the-box designs on the Nera, including airless tires, a fork-less steering along with a elastic bumper that simplifies suspension.  

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“The Nera joins several creations made by NOWLAB, such as the airless tire, operational integration and embedded sensor technologies,” explains Daniel Büning, Co-founder and Managing Director of NOWLAB. 

“This bike along with our additional prototypes push the constraints of technology creativity and will reshape additive manufacturing technologies as we know it”

Colman Ma
Colman is a technology writer covering gadgets and general tech trends. Colman is a geek at heart and loves anything that has a chip in it.

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