New York-based artist Jonathan Brand has always wanted a 1972 Honda CB500, but instead of scouring the classifieds, he used open source Ultimaker 3D printers to create a replica of the motorbike from PLA plastic. In other words, each individual component of the bike was modeled in a 3D program before they were printed. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Every element of the freshly-made CB500 was kept at a strict one millimetre thick to maintain an all-over transparency, with some of the individual pieces taking 24 hours to print. Even after completing the time-consuming process, Brand still had to take on the unenviable task of assembling the bike – including the functional rolling wheels,” reports Hype Beast.