By: James Novak. 2014
Manufactured by: Materialise / i.materialise
Designed using lattice structures to make it lighter and stronger than traditional bike frames, this bike frame was manufactured in one piece with 3D printing, thus using minimal amount of material and energy.
Industrial designer, lecturer at Griffith University Australia, PhD candidate, and 3D print enthusiast, James Novak represents a mixed bag of interests and capacities, with a research focus on Additive Manufacturing. His first experience with 3D Printing came in 2009 during his undergraduate studies and, in 2010, he won the Australasian Student Design Award for Industrial Design. Following a number of years working as a professional industrial designer, 2014 marked his return to academia to begin his higher degree research, starting with an award-winning bicycle frame that challenges convention and highlights the opportunities for designers to embrace Additive Manufacturing.