3D printing has transformed several industrial fields, introducing improvements in the design and manufacture of objects. The bicycle industry is no exception, also taking advantage of this technology to push back the frontiers of conventional manufacturing. TITAN SUPER BOND, which specializes in the manufacture of titanium bicycle parts, has collaborated with BLT, a Chinese company specializing in metal 3D printing, to create the very first 3D printed, titanium bicycle frame not just in China but in Asia too.
China’s bicycle industry has faced certain challenges as of late. These namely center around supply chain issues starting around the start of COVID and affecting all of Asia. However, metal 3D printing is emerging as an ideal solution. Not only does this technology enable high-quality production, it also offers the possibility of manufacturing customized parts, thus improving bicycle performance and comfort.