solid - the first connected, 3D printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY
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jul 29, 2014
solid - the first connected, 3D printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY


solid – the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY
all images courtesy INDUSTRY

 

 

 

INDUSTRY, a portland-based design consultancy, has collaborated with master builders Ti cycles to create solid – the first connected, 3D printed titanium bike. leveraging Ti cycles’ 25 years of working with the precious metal, INDUSTRY utilized their signature ‘super commuter’ platform; a titanium frame and sub-assemblies for its light weight and strong properties, carbon belt drive for high durability, internal geared hub for effortless shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, fenders, and internal wiring. key parts were 3D printed in collaboration with i3Dmfg, and features an embedded GPSmodule for security and biologic dynamo self-charging electronic front hub to power the electronics.

solid - the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY

the bike frame and sub-assemblies are 3D printed in titanium, then TIG welded for structural integrity

solid - the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY collaborated with master titanium hand-built-bike expert Ti cycles

 

 

 video courtesy INDUSTRY

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to complement the riding experience, INDUSTRY created a discover my city companion app that allows riders to discover the city through 5 curated journeys. ‘whether riders want to experience portland’s diverse forested terrain or ride in the city – this app guides riders to enjoy the diverse beauty of portland.’ they explained. ‘the app communicates with the bike to navigate – we brought together key influencers outside of the cycling industry to share their perspectives on what to see, ride, eat, shop and hear to truly experience portland.’

solid - the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY

 its lightweight design makes it easy to carry up flights of stairs

solid - the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY

solid - the first connected, 3D-printed titanium bike by INDUSTRY
3D-printed titanium handlebars are influenced by Ti cycle’s double S handle bar geometry

 

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