With the goal of being able to use it in real life and under normal circumstances, ColorFabb has designed and later 3D printed a racing bike on a commercially available 3D printer.
The 3D printed lugs and connect tubes are made out of ColorFabb’s XT-CF 20, a 20% carbon fibre filled filament based on Amphora 3D polymer.
“At colorFabb we are trying to get the most possible out of these desktop 3D printers. We do this by exploring new materials solutions. The bike concept is focusing on printing functional parts that will be mechanically loaded. For printing them we selected colorFabb_XT-CF20 because of its outstanding high stiffness / elongation ratio.”