The Arc Bicycle

Design and manufacturing of a "wire and arc additive manufactured" bicycle

MX3D asked us to showcase their innovative "wire and arc additive manufacturing" production method by developing a concept design.

My main responsibility was to design the surface model for the bicycle, taking into account force distribution, printing tolerance and aesthetics.

We designed the bicycle, using a spline network, while keeping in mind the 3-dimensional forces in the frame. The shape wraps around the critical components, such as the back wheel.