Moto: Nera, the first two-wheeler to be fully 3D printed 3D
This is a technological feat. The German company BigRep has successfully manufactured an electric motorcycle using a 3D printer, reports FuturaTech. Named Nera, a contraction of the English words new era, this bike has a bold and futuristic look.
All the components of this motorcycle, except for the electric motor housed in the rear hub and the battery integrated into the frame, were printed in 3D. The rhomboid-shaped rims, frame, fork, seat and airless tires have been designed with this technology.
The company has even manufactured specific suspensions to replace conventional shock absorbers. However, no information was provided on the performance of this machine or its range.
The product model will never be commercialized. The company's objective was simply to demonstrate the possibilities opened up by 3D printing in vehicle construction.
Watch the video of the 3D printed moto on Youtube