Jon Meyer from EADS (European Aerospace and Defence Group) will talk about the ‘Airbike’, the world’s first bike using Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) technology - ‘grown’ from high-strength nylon powder. Made of nylon but strong enough to replace steel or aluminium, it requires no conventional maintenance or assembly. It is ‘grown’ from powder, allowing complete sections to be built as one piece. Similar in concept to 3D printing, the bike design is perfected using computer-aided design and then constructed by using a powerful laser-sintering process which adds successive, thin layers of the chosen structural material until a solid, fully-formed bike emerges.
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