May 27, 2015

Source: Design News

"3D-Printed Working Motorcycle Demonstrates What the Tech Can Do"

Why would the biggest connector company in the world design and build what it says is the first fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle? That's what I asked TE Connectivity's Charles Fry at last week's RAPID 2015 show. Fry, principal electrical engineer for the company's advanced manufacturing technology group, said an internal team decided to build the bike as a demonstrator. The intent was to show TE Connectivity's engineers what the technology can really do in making working load-bearing production parts, and free up their thinking when approaching design problems.


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