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 Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/BlackFriday2022 Join the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ If you could get something custom 3D printed, what would it be? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Custom 3D-Printed Tech From Bespoked 2022 👉 https://youtu.be/0dnGbWFiOYA 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcntech.co/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch the latest GCN Tech Show 👉 https://gcntech.co/GCNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Stellar Minds - DEX 1200 Dusty Electronics - Chill Cole Future is Flower - Yomoti Mama Funk - spring gang Papa Funk - spring gang Casino Funk - Arc De Soleil Clearer Views - From Now On Cleveland Park - Roots and Recognition Beats of Burden - Molife Car Door Open 25 - SFX Producer 2032 - Smartface #gcntech #gcn #cycling #roadbike #roadcycling #bike #bikes #bikelife #3dprinting #titanium Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: https://gcn.eu/MucOff Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Español - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn