Make It, Build It, Ride It
- Jul 1, 2014
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- Las Vegas Area
What I wonder is how long it will be before the manufacture of home-designed parts in plastic begins to take off in our corner of the bicycle world, with people just printing off tanks and other stuff down in our own workshops and fitting them straight onto their bikes?
You can manufacture your own parts at home, or at a builder space if they have them where you live. A good 3D printer at home can help you model and make your own parts.
I use this software to model my parts online. I only use it or personal use as it is a free account for Fusion 360 to model my thoughts.
I then save my design in a format for use in the 3D printers that I have available to me. Printing medium can be from brittle, to near carbon fiber strengths.
A couple of years after ago at CES I saw an entire car that had been 3D printed except the engine and drive train.
Anyway, Test, model, re-test until it fits your needs. Then make more for sharing.
Check YouTube for tutorials on Fusion360