Dec 4, 2018,  by Allianz Partners Business Insights

The Nerabike, the first ever 3D-printed motorbike

German manufacturer BigRep has unveiled the prototype for a 3D-printed electric motorbike. Dubbed the Nerabike, it combines a number of innovations with a futuristic design.

German company BigRep launched a 3D-printed motorbike at the Formnext trade fair held in Frankfurt on 13-16 November. The prototype, which goes by the name of Nerabike, was designed in collaboration with Nowlab and printed using the BigRep ONE printer, as reported by NewAtlas.com

Everything except the electrical components has been 3D-printed, including the tyres, rims, chassis, fork and seat. The Nerabike is also equipped with flexible bumpers.

 

Innovations aplenty

 

The Nera combines several innovations developed by Nowlab, such as the airless tire, functional integration and embedded sensor technology,” said Nowlab’s Daniel Büning. “This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape AM technology as we know it.”

Details on the bike’s transmission system, range and performance have yet to be revealed. The Nerabike was not the only eye-catching prototype to be unveiled at Formnext. Also on show was the Omni Platform, an automated carrier capable of hauling up to 200kg of cargo around a manufacturing plant, and the Adaptive Robot Gripper. 

 

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