airbus unit unveils 3d-printed electric motorcycle
BERLIN — Weighing 77 pounds, 50 miles per hour (80 kph) Looks like Swiss cheese on wheels? Electric motorcycle made of tiny aluminum alloy particles using 3D printer. European aviation giant Airbus released the \"light Knight\" in Germany on Friday \". Motorcycles are manufactured by its affiliate APWorks, an expert in additive layer manufacturing using hollow frame parts containing cables and pipes. The frame weighs only 13 pounds, about less than traditional e-commercemotorbikes. Joachim Zettler, APWorks chief executive, said that with traditional production technologies such as milling or welding, this complex support hollow structure is impossible. The company is taking limited orders for 50 motorcycles for 50,000 euros ($56,095) Every one is taxed. Their voyage is 37 miles (60 kilometres).