Arc Bicycle: 3D-Printed Stainless Steel Bike From MX3D

by: Joseph On  Friday, February 12, 2016
Tags:  3D Printing   Arc Bicycle   Bicycles   MX3D   TU Delft   WAAM  

Arc Bicycle

Students at TU Delft University of Technology and engineers at MX3D have whipped up a bike that should get anybody interested in design and future technology pretty excited, even if they don’t really care about bicycles. It’s the Arc Bicycle, and the most interesting thing about it is either the way it looks (seen above) or the way that it was made.

Of course, the Arc Bicycle’s appearance is directly tied into the 3D-printing process it was made by — Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, or WAAM for short. WAAM is a 3D-printing method that allows multi-axis forms to be crafted from stainless steel, an obvious leap forward for the field of 3D printing (not to mention bicycles).

The Arc Bicycle is a product of the MX3D field lab, which you can get more info from at the company’s official site right here. The bike itself isn’t available for sale, but perhaps a production line isn’t impossible in the near future, so stay tuned.