Calling all cyberpunk, Blade Runner, and tech futurists, your moment is almost here. The natural progression in design paired with the rapid changes in technology has created the perfect breeding ground for innovation.
Not to mention, some of the latest technology on display around the world looks pretty awesome. Looking like something out of Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, the BigRep 3D printed motorcycle is a stunning and an impressive display of how far the fairly new process of large-scale 3D printing can go in vehicle manufacturing.
The Electric Nera Motorcycle
Named the Nera E-Bike, this motorcycle is fully electric, perfect for building a sustainable future. As a leader in large-scale industrial 3D printing, the company helps bring into fruition massive and fully functioning prototypes.
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The Nera E-Bike is a demonstration of where 3D technology is right now, and where BigRep plans to take it in the future. The Nera project itself was completed in collaboration with BigRep’s in-house innovation division, led by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak.
3D Printed Power
The Nera E-Bike has a host of features that go beyond its stylishly printed frame. The futuristic bike has a host of groundbreaking additions like airless tires, embedded electronics, and forkless steering.
Nera also includes lightweight rhomboid wheel rim and flexible bumpers instead of suspension. Even more impressive is that the only thing, not 3D printed on the bike are the electric components, which fit snugly in the Nera’s printed customizable case.
Daniel Büning, Co-founder and Managing Director of the lab describes the vision for Nera perfectly stating, The Nera combines several innovations developed by NOWlab, such as the airless tire, functional integration and embedded sensor technology,” This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape am technology as we know it.”
It is good to mention, that there are many vehicle companies across the globe looking into 3D printing as a possible manufacturing option.
The near future of the automobile industry could be paved with fully 3D printed cars, and motorcycles that can be created from the convenience of your home; cyberpunk design and technology at your fingertips.
Yet, hopefully, there won’t be any replicants for a while.
What do you think of the Nera E-Bike?