CES 2016 unofficially kicked off on Monday night in Las Vegas Nevada. While the rest of the show starts on Wednesday, Monday night’s press event focused on some of the hottest companies exhibiting at the annual show.
Cerevo is one of those companies. Hailing from Japan the company seems to be Japan’s big Makers. They showed off a robot with a projector built in and the world’s first 3D Printed Titanium bike.
The lightweight bike, is fun to ride and comparable to some of the highest quality road bikes commercially available today. The big deal though is that three of the most important parts of the bike were 3D printed (watch video). They call the bike Orbitrec.
In addition to the resources saved by printing part of the bike at home, the 3D printed bike means if something gets broken it’s an easy fix on the 3D printer. Granted not everyone has a printer that will print with titanium and other metals just yet.
The company has coupled the new 3D Printed Orbitrec bicycle with their new XON sensor system which makes riding more competitive, workout friendly and fun to share.
“ORBITREC features a 9 axis sensor (acceleration, angular velocity, geomagnetism), temperature, humidity, atmosphere and illuminance sensors as well as GPS. In addition to basic information such as riding location and velocity, frame status such as lean and impact can be recorded. When combined with the GPS sensor this creates a detailed riding log history that can easily be viewed at any time.
Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity are available to communicate with other devices and services. For example, using a connected smartphone, if you crash it will be able to automatically send an SMS to a friend, changing suspension damping when passing a certain point or using the illuminance sensors to automatically turn on the light when in tunnels. Detected bumps and road conditions can be uploaded to the cloud via the smartphone app, alerting other riders of any changes in road conditions or dangers ahead.” the company said in a press release.
We got to talk with the creator of the 3D printed bicycle, Satoshi Yanagisawa in the video. Check it out and for more information click here.