Is this the first 3D printed metal bike frame?

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British brand Empire Cycles has partnered with a Belgian firm to create what they are calling the world’s first 3D printed mountain bike frame. Renishaw, a first that specializes in advanced 3D printing techniques, builds the frame layer by tiny layer from titanium. The finished product is said to be one third lighter than a traditional titanium frame because of the accuracy available in construction.

Right now the frame is said to be undergoing tests before being made available to the public, but so far so good. Get more on how the process works over at dezeen.com.

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