Last year, Charge Bikes started to test 3D printed titanium bike parts and now they are ready to move into full production. Read the short press release below from Charge Bikes PR.
Charge Bikes have collaborated with EADS (The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) Innovation Works, the corporate research centre for the EADS group, to produce the world’s first 3D printed Titanium frame manufacturing components using a process developed for the aerospace industry.
Nick Larsen, Charge Bikes General manager, recently took a tour round the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company. Larsen was kind enough to take a video for us and show us what the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company are up to.
Larsen talks to the guys from the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company about 3D printing in titanium. “We start with a three dimensional computer generated model. We then slice these into a series of very fine layers. Then we reassemble these layers by spreading metal powder, in this case titanium, across the build table. We use a laser beam to fuse the layers together on top of one another to create a three dimensional part.”
Check out the video below to see what Charge Bikes and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company are up to.