The dot-matrix printer was good for printing your imagination in letters. Then came the inkjet printer, which you could use to print a poster of your favourite character from Baywatch, post it on your bedroom wall and set your imagination free. The latest 3-D printers can print three-dimensional objects of almost any shape from a 3D model or other electronic data source, primarily through additive processes and brings your imagination to life. So what would someone create using this device? Someone who isn’t a Baywatch fan, but the colour red reminds them of something equally exotic on two wheels.
The life size bike above and the 3-D printed model below
The folks at Redicubricks have used the Ultimaker printer to create a 3-D printed Ducati Panigale 1199, which is built using over 40 individually designed parts. Calling it one of their most ambitious projects, along with the printer manufacturer – Ultimaker, they took the pain to build the scale model just to show Ducati how versatile their printers are, and they can build almost everything from on the spot customized printed key-chains to complex fully realized scale models of their product.
The individually printed components for the scale model
If you are one of those DIY guys who fancies spending time in creating something, they even have a link through which you can download the electronic data source and print the bike yourself, provided you have a 3-D printer and you know how it works.
For more information, visit their site: www.redicubricks.com