German bicycle producer Urwahn Bikes has introduced a 3D printed e-bike, known as Platzhirsch – this may be translated bigwig, large cheese or stag, referring to the bike’s “bursting energy”.
To make the bicycle electrical, Urwahn Bikes labored with MAHLE ebikemotion, the digital element integration specialist of automotive elements producer MAHLE.
The digital parts, together with an LED mild system, are virtually invisibly hidden within the 3D printed metal body. Built-in into the down tube, the rear wheel hub motor is powered by a battery, which supplies a variety of as much as 80 km with 250 Wh. The Platzwirsch has three using modes and digital navigation through the MAHLE App. The worth of the e-bike is EUR four.499.
Built-in LED mild system in Platzhirsch’s 3D printed body. Picture through Urwahn Bikes.
This isn’t the primary time, the bicycle producer firm has been utilizing the potential of 3D printing know-how. For its Schmolke Version bike, Urwahn Bikes mixed the 3D printed metal body with carbon elements, developed at light-weight bike element specialist Schmolke Carbon.
3D printing is biking to the Olympics
For sooner manufacturing, designers of the Nice Britain Biking Group’s bike additionally used 3D printing know-how, making ready for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Steel 3D printer producer Renishaw 3D printed the tooling on its RenAM 500M to create the bike’s carbon fiber elements.
Elsewhere, Rob Quirk, Director of Quirk Cycles, a London-based bespoke bicycle body maker has showcased his 3D printed bike body. Quirk used 3D printing to create easy dropouts and a seamless seat lug in chrome steel.
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Featured Picture reveals Urwahn Bikes’ Platzhirsch. Picture through Urwahn Bikes.
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