The 3D printing technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. It is a very cool technology that has given a helping hand to creativity by eliminating many manufacturing limitations. We have seen numerous 3D printed things in the past, but this time what we have got is boggling our minds. It is the world’s first fully 3D printed electric motorcycle.
BigRep, a German 3D printer manufacturer, and NowLab, which is BigRep’s innovation lab and consultancy, have together developed what they claim is a 3D printed electric motorcycle. They have named this product the NERA E-Motorcycle. It is, of course, a prototype but it doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.
The guys claim that the NERA, the ‘Next Era’, has got 15 3D printed parts. The only thing that isn’t 3D printed is the electronics. The electric motorcycle features airless tires, embedded electronics, forkless steering, flexible bumper, and whatnot. It is not the first time that we’ve heard about airless tires. They are being used in some distinctive ATVs and some bicycles.
BigRep and NowLab have done a great work with the NERA electric motorcycle. It is just an experiment to see what and how things can be done in the future. Back in the day, an electric motorcycle used to be an amazing machine, now it has become a reality. Similarly, with the fast pace of technological advancements and developments, 3D printing will be used by companies for big processes and products. The NERA has definitely impressed me by its unthinkable design and manufacturing process. Did it impress you?