The motivation behind building this bike was to demonstrate the potential within a new method of 3-D printing metal objects using a welding process, a concept the Delft University of Technology has been researching on a broader scope. It is the world’s first bike to be 3-D printed using this new welding-based technique.
And this designer is making plans for a carbon-fiber 3-D printed bike!
These guys decided to just make lugs for the bike using a 3-D printer. Maybe they should talk with the Dutch students!
This is clearly a technology not quite ready for the mainstream. But perhaps the time is coming when you can get a fully-customized frame made up of some composite material that is light, stiff, and usable in all conditions!