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    Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

    Wow. Sorry if a repost but this was new to me. Amazed.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Impressive, this could well be the future of manufacturing. Bikes, Furniture, toaster ovens, cars, planes, you name it. Imagine downloading an illegal copy of an exotic super car and printing it in you home 3d printer 100 years from now!

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    Just read an article about how 3D printers may change the entire process of production and distribution, because a product could be created where and when it is needed, rather than creating it in one place and then sending it out through a distribution network.
    Interesting times ahead.

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    Looks flexy, needs a wider bar

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    We have a 3D printer here at our offices and use it quite a bit in regards to checking designs before we go to metal prototypes. For example we recently designed a sliding drop out and the associated hardware in CAD, and then printed it all out to check to see that it works properly before making the ride/proto version. It's definitely helping us fine-tune things and get to production faster.

    Please Note: I no longer work for Airborne. If you have an Airborne question or problem please contact them directly.

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    This is an interesting article about guns and 3D printers. I don't agree with everything it was saying but its still interesting.

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    Wow wouldn't like to ride that on the trail . Powerful stuff though and interesting where it will take things in the future.

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    The technology is rich with possibilities. However I usually pass on first generation prototypes
    F*ck Cancer

    Eat your veggies

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    Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

    What are the best tires to run on a 3D printed bike?
    "There are two kinds of mountain bikers in the world: those who are faster than me, and me."

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    This technology reached it's peak in 1985 with the creation of Kelly LeBrock.

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