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Students at TU Delft in the Netherlands used MX3D robots to print this stainless steel arc bike. Most people assume that 3D printing only produces plastics, but this bike shows its potential in printing metals.

The project lasted three months, during which the team behind the project called in help from Amsterdam’s robotic printing experts, MX3D. It was created as part of a research project investigating the viability of metal 3D printing using welding processes done at the delft university of technology and the 3D building fieldlab.

But the bike isn’t just for show, as it can actually be used as a means of transport, while its webbed design makes it look like Spider-Man’s ride.

Read our roundup of five ways that 3D printing could change the world.

Words by Aleks Eror
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