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Shapeways Providing 3D Printed Spare Parts for Trayser E-Bike

by • March 31, 2016 • No Comments

  • As an avid bicycle rider myself, my mind frequently begins pedaling away at the idea of owning a 3D printed bike. There have been numerous, but generally pricey, bicycles that 3D printing companies have brought to life. But one 3D printing service bureau in particular is delivering on multiple projects to manufacture 3D printed parts extra
    accessible. Back in February, the Netherlands and New York-based company Shapeways utilized their DMLS printing process to assist Montague Bikes prototype the function of their bikes with 3D printed aluminum. And now, Shapeways is delivering 3D printed spare parts to the spotlight on the newest bicycle by ETT Industries, a firm founded in New Zealand and based in the UK, with a keen focus on providing “electric really own transportations solutions for the urban lifestyle.”


    The Trayser e-bike is the latest release by ETT Industries, is an electric-powered bicycle with an eye-catching and futuristic aluminum frame create, and runs off a 42V lithium ion battery. But the bike itself is not 3D printed, ETT Industries has struck up a partnership with Shapeways, who can be providing 3D printed spare parts for the Trayser e-bike. ETT Industries createed the .stl files themselves, creating 3D printable spare parts that include the rear mudguard and mudguard bracket, as well as a front brake clip. According to ETT Industries, the already limited amount of spare parts can go on to grow.


    The files are provided in ETT Industries “Future Factory”, that details the steps to viewing the replacement part .STL files (they recommend via Autodesk Meshmixer for easy viewing). And this appears like only the begin of a blossoming relationship between 3D printing and the e-bike developer, they say in the Future Factory section: “This section can expand really soon, with a community forum, gallery and extra
    showcases, but in the meantime, please enjoy these creates – only download the .stl files and print via your favorite 3D Printer!”

    But I’m respectively not a big fan of e-bikes myself (I select pure pedal power), I must admit that I haven’t seen an e-bike really like the Trayser preceding. The e-bike costs £1,700 (about $2,430 USD), that is not too outrageous for an electric-powered single speed bicycle with a range of 60 miles and speed of up to 15.5 mph. It does weigh 27 kg, manufacturing it a somewhat hefty, but high-powered, bike. The e-bike is on the market in bright blue, white, grey, and dark blue. ETT Industries is in addition providing 3D creates for the Raker e-bike as well, a £2,700 electric motorbike. For this product, ETT Industries if offering a 3D printable cup holder, iPhone 6/6s mount, and a speaker mount as well. For those who don’t have the means to 3D print the parts themselves, or only select the assist of a well-know service provider, the 3D printable parts can be received of shapeways.com.


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