3D Printed TREK Bike Parts Using the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer

Engineers and designers at Trek Bicycle in Waterloo, Wisconsin, are famously obsessed with improving your ride. So it’s no wonder that Trek’s prototyping lab…

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Trek’s prototyping lab was among the first to adopt the Objet®500 Connex3™, an advanced color multi-material 3D printer that runs on PolyJet technology. It creates prototypes that look and feel like production parts, with more material options and more up-time than ever before.  Engineers at Trek embraced the capability to integrate soft rubber-like components into models built from their favorite prototyping material, durable Digital ABS™. This is crucial because so many bike parts and accessories contain rigid and soft components. Before the lab would have had to build those devices in separate jobs, swapping out 3D printing materials in between, and then bond the components. Or, to print in one job, downgrade the rigid portions to a less durable, non-composite material. – Good video

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