Because safety is a big concern for bike riders, it is also important to bike manufacturers. This is the case for BMC Switzerland AG, which has designed and built road, mountain and commuter bikes since 1986.
Simulation and analysis software improves 3D-printed structures for Urwahn Bikes.
July 18, 2022
Additive manufacturing has become a well-established process in bicycle manufacturing. While the average road bike might not have any 3D-printed components, high-end bike makers are appealing to competitive cyclists with additive manufacturing, using it to create highly custom and lightweight components.
The bicycle industry has emerged as one of the few beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic, as people search for ways to stay active, entertain children and commute to work. By some estimates, bicycle sales nationwide surged by 50 percent last year.
MANNING, SC—Wal-Mart hasn’t sold bicycles made in the United States for several years, but that will change early next year when Kent International Inc. begins supplying the retailer with bikes made at a new assembly plant here.