NOWLAB and 3D printer manufacturer, BigRep have joined hands to develop the world’s first completely 3D printed e-motorcycle, the NERA. The name itself is derived from the slogan “New Era”, which is what the 3D-printed motorcycle claims to usher in. Everything on the NERA is made from additive manufacturing technology (better known as 3D printing). The tyres, touted to be airless, are 3D-printed as well, along with the frame, bodywork and suspension of the NERA.
The NERA combines several innovations developed by NOWLAB, such as the airless tyre, functional integration and embedded sensor technology,” said Daniel Buning, Co-Founder and Managing Director of NOWLAB.In fact, a completely 3D printed motorcycle may be possible theoretically, but practically it’s still some time away from production. But what is clear is that this is the future, of designing and developing components and bodywork for the two-wheeled industry and automotive industry in general.