This bicycle frame was constructed via the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process using a tube and lug system. It can also be constructed in a monocoque design.
Strength – Titomic’s process does not require welding and demonstrated in 17 different tests to be at least 34+% stronger in compressive yield strength than titanium of the same thickness e.g. titanium tube manufactured via traditional extrusion or roll form methods.
Speed – With build rates that are commercially faster than available metal 3D printers, Titomic is the fastest metal additive manufacturing process for titanium alloys. A single Titomic production cell can for instance manufacture bicycle frames at a much lower cost and approximately four times faster than a highly-qualified human titanium welder and finisher.
Cost – Titomic Kinetic Fusion process does not require expensive spherical powders utilised in existing 3D printers. Titomic's cost of powder is approximately 1/5 that of 3D printer powders and is also approximately 40-50% cheaper than roll formed or extruded titanium tubing.
The Titomic Kinetic Fusion process was successfully used to manufacture a titanium bicycle frame. The results of this trial demonstrated that products created with the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process are stronger, faster and cheaper to manufacture than existing manufacturing methods.
This same technology from Titomic can be used in a variety of industrial applications and has proven to have similar advantages in strength, speed and cost of manufacturing. Contact us with your project requirements.