NOWlab, the innovation team over at BigRep have designed a 3D-printed motorbike they call Nera. The bike took inspiration from Blade Runner and the Batmobile, with a sleek, futuristic appearance. All of Nera’s components, except any electrical ones, have been 3D printed which means this is a world first.
Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak from BigRep designed Nera in order to show the company’s ability to use new materials and techniques, which are not yet for sale.
Co-founder of NOWlab Daniel Büning said “Nera illustrates the massive benefits that 3D-printing offers for the production of end-use parts, particularly for batch sizes between lot size one [small quantities manufactured in a single production run] to small series, by reducing lead times and costs, optimising supply chains and limiting dependency on supplier networks.”