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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Mechanical Engineering degree: $200,000

SolidWorks CAD software: $4000

Access to a 3D printer: Priceless

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Here's a frame & fork modeled after my '98 Ti Fat, printed at 1/4 scale. Both need a little tweeking (brake bosses & der. hanger on the frame).

Have also modeled & printed a couple different headset spacers.

Let me know what you think.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 5:02 PM   #2
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Old January 20th, 2013, 5:14 PM   #3
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Cool project, Andy.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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I beleive that we will some day be riding bicycles that are manufactured this way. This is very cool. I saw an article recently that mentioned the possibility of 3-D printing with Titanium. The article was an interview with Gary Helfrich (former Fat City Welder & founding member of Merlin Metalworks). I will have to find the article & post here.

I beleive that most of the advantages of Carbon is that you can only add as much material as needed in each part of the structure. It seems to me with 3-D printing you can do this in a much more precise manner. Thanks for sharing!

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 9:09 AM   #5
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Fun! If you ever sell mini framesets, I'd love to get a hold of one and paint one up!
Even better, get to work on the whole bike!
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 3:15 PM   #6
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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...is-3d-printing

interesting article regarding 3D printing...never heard of it before this post
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 4:19 PM   #7
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3d printing has come a long ways in the last few years. This is where it's headed next: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp...dfpLayout=blog

3d printed titanium aircraft parts.

Here are some guys who made Yeti-style rear dropouts from 3d printed titanium:

http://www.3ders.org/articles/201208...cle-parts.html

Pretty cool stuff.
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