Okay, so this isn't something you can do with your home printer ... yet. But this gorgeous hunk of bike might represent the new wave of bike manufacturing. It's made using 3D printing technology, which adds nylon powder in thin layers to achieve the desired shape. In this case, that shape can be perfectly tailored to the rider -- and the nylon rivals aluminum in lightness and steel frames in strength. Plus, it looks so futurey! Read more: "3D-Printed Bike," MAKE "Bicycle material is 'grown' from high strength nylon powder," Eureka
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