The BOTT 1000 Morlaco is the one of the first superbikes to have its body and other components produced with 3D printing technology. This superbike was developed by Bottpower, a Spanish high-tech motorsport engineering company located in Valencia. The company is managed by David Sanchez, a mechanical engineer who has experience with not only motorbike races, but also in mechanical design. His company specializes in designing and building motorbikes, parts, and prototypes, mostly for other firms.
The Morlaco is a Bottpower side project, something that they do in their “free time.” The bike was built with a 3D printed tank, seat, front mudguard, and other components thanks to the help of Optimus 3D, a team of engineers with design skills and additive manufacturing capabilities, founded in 2014.
The materials used for the superbike ranged from polymers to titanium. In order to create the complex shapes this superbike required, Sanchez opted for 3D printing in order to use the most advanced technology as possible. The use of 3D printed components would also help to create a revolutionary design.
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