Canyon’s Sustainable 3D Printed Prototype Mountain Bike

First proven off in public eventually weekend’s Cycle Present in London is a 3D printed sustainable idea mountain bike from Canyon. 

The wild-looking body and fork had been constructed as a part of a undertaking initiated by BIKE Journal Germany for its ‘Trip Inexperienced’ story with Canyon being requested to construct the Cradle 2 Cradle body. The remainder of the construct was provided by manufacturers that partnered within the undertaking with an purpose to try to design a motorbike that might be as sustainable as doable with all elements being absolutely recyclable and supplies reusable with out risking high quality. 

Whereas investigating how you possibly can produce a extra sustainable bicycle, the undertaking went past simply taking a look at supplies and ensured that decreasing waste was included as a part of the lofty purpose. Within the pursuit of decreasing waste, 3D printing and aluminum had been chosen to create the body and German 3D printing firm Materialise used selective laser melting within the manufacturing course of. This technique of producing includes lasers to soften aluminum powder and permits the creation of distinctive shapes that may be seen on the idea bike. 

To make sure the body meets the wants of the undertaking, solely recyclable supplies had been used with 3D printing being the best manufacturing method because it permits regional manufacturing, brief lead occasions and potential for decrease pricing. To create the unimaginable trying body the design makes use of a skeleton to kind a load-bearing construction with a shell offering extra safety and higher floor properties. 

Every of the three body items of the design takes round six hours to make and the claimed weight for the body and fork at 2kg. There are not any present plans for this to change into a manufacturing bike for Canyon however it is going to be fascinating to see how the undertaking probably influences future Canyon bikes and designs.

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