>> This might be the future of motorbikes. Not because it looks like something Batman would ride but because of the way it's made. German firm, BigRep says, the Nera is the first functioning two wheeler made by 3D printing. Every part except the electrics made like this. Plastic material laid down molecule by molecule.
The technique is quite literally reinventing the wheel.>> If you ask me why I'm very proud on the tire. Something we are very proud of because it's an airless motorcycle tire. That is constructed out of a special geometry that you can see. Which will take all forces that accrue during a ride.
>> 3D printing enables designers to turn ideas into solid objects in double quick time. The Nera went from conception to reality in 12 weeks. It has just 15 parts. And printing makes possible shapes and forms impossible with traditional techniques.>> In essence, what we're doing is we're giving designers and engineers.
The opportunity to swipe away the limitations that they have been used to. From classical manufacturing methods like grinding, molding, those things.>> The Nera isn't about to go into production. 3D printing is still too slow for mass manufacturing. But it's already driving innovation.