19 Nov '13, 8pm

Energica Ego Is A 3D-Printed Electric Superbike

Energica Ego Is A 3D-Printed Electric Superbike

The laser selectively fuses powdered material by scanning cross-sections, generated from a 3D digital file’s description of the part, on to the surface of a powder bed. After each cross-section is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by one indexed layer thickness, then a new layer of material is applied on top, and the process is repeated until the part is completed. Thanks to this technology it is possible to create fairings, headlight covers and motorcycle components apart from the mechanical and electrical parts. In a short time, 3D Printing and Windform materials can lead to the production of prototypes and functional parts, that once made, can be metallized and painted. With free-form design, short fabrication time and the ability to build extremely complex geometry that cannot be easily tooled (or impossible to tool) a customized production is realized that goes beyon...

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/11/19/energica-ego-is-a-3d-printed-e...

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