How Are 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Parts Made?

Published on November 13th 2022


3D-printed bikes and parts are all the rage in cycling at the moment. From the custom designs of the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show to Filippo Ganna’s world record setting Pinarello Bolide, 3D printing is changing the game! Alex went to meet Tom Sturdy of Study Cycles to find out more and get his own custom 3D-printed titanium bike computer mount made.

00:00 Intro
00:26 Visiting Tom Sturdy
01:51 What is the design process?
03:00 Designing the head unit mount
04:59 How are 3D printed components finished?
06:21 Next steps of the design process
07:50 Plastic 3D printers
09:26 Finished plastic test print
10:45 3D printing the design in titanium
11:52 The 3D printed titanium mount
12:55 Anodising to add some colour!
15:19 The finished product

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