The World’s First 3D-Printed Titanium Alloy Bicycle Is Here!

© Empire Cycles

© Empire Cycles

Empire Cycles teamed up with 3D printing gurus, Renishaw, in order to produce the world’s first 3D-printed titanium alloy bicycle frame.

The MX-6 bike is very strong and approximately a third lighter than traditional metal bike frames.

There was initially concern over how a 3D printed bike would hold up in strength testing but so far the results have been startling. MD of Empire Cycles, Chris Williams, says “We’ve tested the seat tower in a test lab, and it’s extremely strong. It quadrupled the European standard requirement for the component.”

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