Titanium 3D Printing Available Soon (Sep. 2023) in ComeplayTitanium

In recent years, the use of 3D printing in the titanium bike industry has become increasingly popular. This alternative manufacturing process offers a number of benefits, including the ability to create complex geometries and structures that are impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques. Additionally, 3D printing allows for the production of smaller batch sizes, which is a key advantage for customized bike manufacturing. Among the various materials used in 3D printing, titanium has emerged as a favorite in the bike community due to its properties that are ideal for cycling applications.

3D Printing, a process where three dimensional objects of virtually any shape can be made from digital models. Unlike other forms of manufacturing which rely on removing material through cutting and drilling, 3D printing is an additive process, building objects layer by layer. While the first working 3D printer was built in 1984, it’s only in recent years that the technology has been refined, and made available for widespread use.


3D printing has a nearly limitless number of applications, and allows prototypes of new products to be created in a matter of hours. You can go from concept to prototype, obtain feedback, refine your design, and create another all in a day, and all in your design office. The cost of traditional prototyping and tooling become a thing of the past. Structures and shapes not easily made through subtraction manufacturing are suddenly possible. New combinations of materials can be used, and wasted product is virtually non-existant. Some of the largest companies in the world are investing billions in 3D printing (General Electric uses the technology to create parts for turbines), and it’s no different in the bicycle industry.

Comeplaytitanium plan to use 3D printing to create titanium dropouts, BB, fork shoulder, hingeclamp and something like that small components for our titanium bike framesets. 3D printing Parts can be made lighter with hollow structures, a design impossible with CNC milling. The process is still fairly expensive, and with the printing, heat treatment, and polishing, it’s not quick either.

The Advantages of 3D Printing with Titanium

There are several advantages of 3D printing with titanium when compared to other materials. For starters, titanium has a very high melting point, making it ideal for 3D printing with laser sintering technology, which uses a high-powered laser to melt the titanium powder into a solid form. This produces parts that are stronger and more durable than parts produced with other 3D printing materials.

Another advantage of 3D printing with titanium is that it allows for the creation of complex geometries that are impossible with traditional manufacturing methods. This is because 3D printing enables the creation of shapes that are difficult or impossible to create with traditional manufacturing techniques. Additionally, the use of 3D printing technology makes it possible for bikes to be customized to a greater extent, as parts can be designed to fit an individual rider’s needs.

Applications of 3D Printed Titanium in the Bike Industry

The bike industry has embraced 3D printing with titanium in a variety of areas. One application is the creation of bike frames, which are crucial for the structural integrity of the bike. By using titanium, bike manufacturers can create frames that are lightweight and strong, which is important for reducing the amount of energy a rider needs to apply when cycling.

Another application of 3D printed titanium is in the production of bike components, such as wheel hubs, cranks, pedals, and handlebars. These parts need to be lightweight, yet durable, in order to ensure a smooth ride for the rider. Titanium is ideal for these types of components because it provides high strength-to-weight ratios and can withstand the forces generated during cycling.

Finally, the use of 3D printed titanium can enable bike manufacturers to meet the needs of individual riders. By using the design flexibility provided by 3D printing, bike manufacturers can produce custom parts that meet the precise requirements of individual riders. This is particularly valuable for professional cyclists who need specialized equipment to perform at the highest level.


In conclusion, 3D printing with titanium has revolutionized the bike industry. By providing a method for creating high-quality, customized parts at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing methods, 3D printing allows bike manufacturers to produce lighter and stronger bikes. Additionally, the ability to create complex geometries and structures has opened up a world of new possibilities for bike designers. As a result, we can expect to see continued innovation in the bike industry as 3D printing with titanium becomes more widely adopted.

In the end, let’s we see our first titanium 3D printing samples.  Light and beautiful and high strength.

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