The world of 3D printing is ever evolving, with a range of parts and accessories now available for two wheelers – and the latest development to emerge from BigRep’s Nowlab is a futuristic 3D printed electric motorcycle.
Called the NERA, the innovative electric motorcycle is 100% 3D printed, right down to its airless tyres. Designed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak, the motorcycle was 3D printed in 15 separate pieces on BigRep’s large-scale 3D printers using ProHT, ProFLEX, PETH and PLA filaments through a 0.6-1mm nozzle at a layer height of 0.4-0.6mm.
Nowlab’s Daniel Büning said: “The Nera combines several innovations developed by Nowlab, such as the airless tyre, functional integration and embedded sensor technology. This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity.”
At this stage it’s only a design study; so we won’t be seeing the NERA on the road anytime soon – but it’s an impressive showcase of just what’s possible using 3D printing.