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French company shows off 'digital manufactured' bike by riding it from Las Vegas to San Francisco

Published January 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — A manufacturing company, Sculpteo, made a point this month by riding a bike made with its digital manufacturing technologies from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

Sculpteo, based in Paris, has a factory in San Francisco. It introduced its bike at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. It offers an online platform accessing technologies including laser cutting and 3D printing in a variety of materials.

The company says the bike was developed in seven weeks by two of its industrial designers. About 70 percent of its parts were created using the company's online digital manufacturing services. The components were made of materials including polyurethane, polyamide, aluminum, leather and titanium. The company said it cost less than $4,000 to manufacture the bike. 

"Sculpteo isn't a bike manufacturing company; we are an online digital manufacturing service and an engineering company. We didn't create the Sculpteo Bike Project to show that we can make bikes, but rather to show one precise, functional application of our technologies and materials, and to inspire our clients to make the most out of them. Our job is to identify and solve complex problems for our clients, with our different technologies, materials, software tools and expertise," the company said.

More information: sculpteo.com.

 

Topics associated with this article: Consumer Electronics Show

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