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A custom robot prints the company’s carbon fiber-embedded material using a process that can print in all dimensions. The new material, a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, is durable enough that the company says the bike may last longer than usual.
The manufacturing process has a lower environmental footprint. It’s feasible to manufacture in the U.S. or Europe and avoid the carbon footprint of shipping bike components across the ocean. Right now, most carbon fiber bikes are made in a high-energy process that involves baking the frame in a huge oven for hours or days.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]