AREVO, the Silicon Valley company redefining global composites manufacturing through digitalization, announced a partnership with boutique bike manufacturer Franco Bicycles to deliver the world’s first 3D printed, continuous carbon fiber single-piece unibody frame for a new line of eBikes Franco will sell under the “Emery” brand.
The companies will showcase the new “Emery One” eBike in booth S9 at the Sea Otter Classic bicycling event in Monterey, California, April 11 – 14, during exhibition hours.
AREVO DNA™ technology is unique in the additive manufacturing (AM) world as it features patented software algorithms enabling generative design techniques, free-motion robotics for “True 3D” construction, and direct energy deposition for virtually void free construction all optimized for anisotropic composite materials.
The AREVO frame is made as a single part, in contrast to current composite frames, which are made of many parts glued together. With AREVO’s intelligent continuous carbon fiber placement, unprecedented structural integrity and stability are achieved. Finally, the AREVO DNA AM process takes the design and final manufacture of a bike frame from 18 months to just a few days at a significant reduction in product development costs.
11 April 2019