Arevo makes 3D printed bike frame, names new CEO, $12.5M funding round | 5/17/2018 | Staff
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Arevo Inc, a Silicon Valley startup with backing from the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency has produced what it says is the world's first carbon fiber bicycle with 3D printed frame.

Traditional carbon fibre bikes are expensive because workers lay individual layers of carbon fibre impregnated with resin around a mold of the frame by hand. The frame then gets baked in an oven to melt the resin and bind the carbon fibre sheets together.

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Arevo's technology combines 3D printing with web-based software and customized raw materials. It uses a "deposition head" mounted on a robotic arm to print out the three-dimensional shape of the bicycle frame. The head lays down strands of carbon fiber and melts a thermoplastic material to bind the strands, all in one step. The process allows Arevo to build bicycle frames for $US300...
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