James-Novak-3d-printed-bike-frame-5

3D printing is changing everything, even the way our bikes can be manufactured...

This custom-fit 3D printed bike frame is rather impressive. Created by industrial designer James Novak, the frame consists of a strong and intricate mesh design made from thin layers of printable resin.

3D printing is bringing bike design on leaps and bounds, allowing us to make more and more complex design structures and lighter frames.

[related_articles] It's also clear that 3D printing can be used to design some pretty showstopping custom pieces.

Although it took around 150 hours to create the model, it took only two days to print the entire frame. Using stereolithography technology, each layer within the complex lattice structures was constructed in liquid polymer which is able to settle into shape once hit by a laser beam. Impressive.

We still can't actually quite believe this came out of a 3D printer...

James-Novak-3d-printed-bike-frame-4