Redesigning, Printing a Lighter Bike

March 13, 2014
Lighter parts and low investment cost aid redesign of a mountain bike, using additive manufacturing.

Britain's Empire Cycles chose Renishaw and its direct metal laser sintering capabilities to produce parts in titanium alloy for a redesigned mountain bike — achieving a finished model that is strong yet 33% lighter than the original aluminum bike. Read a detailed report on the design and production process.