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3D Printing to Optimize Bike Parts

Renishaw Optimized 3D Printed BikeThe folks over at Renishaw, who have largely been known for metrology devices like probes and the like, are also big into 3D printing. They have published a press release detailing a really cool success story using their 3D printing capabilities. Their software used to allowed them to take an aluminum bike part, optimize it in titanium, and create a 33% lighter but much stronger version. This was achieved by using computer modeling to figure out the ideal shape to make the part, leaving out everything that was unnecessary. Read the entire release here.