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Two innovative approaches to bicycle manufacturing

velo-ecologique-recyclage-petVelo-Design is an excellent blog by French designer Johann Paquelier. If you didn’t already guess it from the name, the topics that he covers are very similar to those found here…basically anything related to bikes, design, and innovation. In a recent post, Johann featured frames by Jaun Muzzi that are made from recycled plastic water bottles. See the Velo-Design post for more (in French, but Google translate does a pretty good job with it).

Worlds-first-3D-printed-lightweight-titanium-bike-by-Renishaw-for-Empire-Cycles_dezeen_4Recently, we have a seen a few instances of 3d printing technology being used for lugs and frame components. Dezeen recently featured the world’s first 3d printed complete frame though. According to Dezeen, British bicycle brand Empire Cycles has collaborated with additive manufacturing company Renishaw to build the world’s first 3D-printed metal bike frame.”  Read the original article for more information and to see pictures of the complete bike. Definitely an interesting project… and a trend that we will see a lot more of in the near future.


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  1. Johann says

    Hey, thanks for your post! I consider my blog such as a little brother of Bicycle Design, which inspired me. Cheers from France!

    • James Thomas says

      A little brother that is growing up fast. Seriously… it is a great blog.

  2. Johann says

    Thanks a lot. Maybe too much time spent on for small analysis, but I like it.
    There are so many things to say about bicycle from history to future… really exciting.
    Let’s ride!

  3. Masher says

    Must ahve been spooling for a while, looks like they printed a 1995 355 Proflex!



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