Month: June 2021

US Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency

US Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency

US Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB), part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are using 3D printing to make spare parts. The 31st MEU is deployed with short notice as and when required. The nature of their mission means that it is often not possible to send replacement parts around the world, Read More

BMW Demos 3D Printed S1000RR Sport Bike Following

BMW Demos 3D Printed S1000RR Sport Bike Following

This week the multinational automotive BMW Group invested €10 million (about $12.3 million) in a new additive manufacturing campus in Germany. In the teaser of this new feature, discerning viewers will get to see the 3D printed chassis of the BMW sports bike. Designed for the award-winning BMW S1000RR motorcycle, the 3D printed chassis is Read More

Goodbye Puncture BIGREP Airless Bicycle Tire

Goodbye Puncture: BIGREP Airless Bicycle Tire

In a “world-first” project, large-format 3D printing provider BigRep has created a full-scale, functional, airless bicycle tire. Created as a custom modification for the exclusive Globe Centrum sport bike, the tire showcases the capabilities of BigRep’s new PRO FLEX material, taking cues from the wider manufacturer community that typically uses TPU-based tools to manufacture RC Read More