division manager of additive manufacturing for Kegelmann Technik GmbH

Maniac & Sane’s innovative cargo Bikes 3D Printing transforms urban transportation.

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German bicycle manufacturer Maniac & Sane has embarked on a pioneering journey in the rapidly evolving urban transportation landscape. They have harnessed the power of 3D printing to develop cutting-edge, lightweight cargo bikes tailored for sustainable urban mobility, aligning with the European trend towards eco-conscious transportation solutions.
Maniac & Sane’s cargo bikes are a testament to innovation in urban transportation. These bicycles are designed to cater to the growing demand for sustainable and efficient delivery options in European cities.
The challenge that Maniac & Sane faced was to create cargo bike components that met specific criteria: lightweight, durable, weather-resistant, and elegantly designed. They turned to 3D printing technology to address these requirements, specifically 3D printing using Evonik’s Infinam PA12 nylon material. Markus Albrecht, division manager of additive manufacturing for Kegelmann Technik GmbH, a partner in this innovative project, highlighted the choice of 3D printing technology and materials as pivotal. Infinam PA12 nylon material offered the ideal properties required for these cargo bike components.
Benefits of 3D Printing for Cargo Bikes; Lightweight Design; Durability; Weather-Resistance; Elegant Filigree Design.
As cities increasingly embrace eco-friendly transportation solutions, the future of cargo bikes looks promising.

EDITED BY MATT STONECASH. Associate Editor, Plastics Technology Magazine. Ultralight Cargo Bikes Leverage 3D Printed Parts.