U.S company unveils custom 3D-printed carbon fibre scooter
Silicon Valley-based company, Scotsman, has launched the world’s first custom electric scooter, printed entirely in carbon fibre composite.
Manufactured using 3D printing with single passes of continuous carbon fibre thermoplastic composite, the Scotsman claims to be “extremely impact resistant, yet remarkably lightweight.” Unlike other high-end scooters, the entire frame, handlebar, stem and baseboard are created using carbon fibre composite. And, as a result of the advanced process, each frame can be custom made for the owner’s body measurements and riding style.
“In designing the Scotsman, we wanted to elevate the scooter experience to a sophisticated means of transportation. One that appeals to the urban professional commuting to work and the performance geek who wants the latest in electric mobility too,” said Josh Moreinstein, Founder of Branch Creative, the award-winning design studio behind the design of Scotsman.
“3D printed with carbon fibre composite enables to pursue designs not otherwise possible in other materials and fabrication techniques.”
Packed with a range of high-end features, the Scotsman features high power motors (up to 2000-Watt output), a dual-motor system for added stability, a duel regenerative braking system, and a fully connected (always on GPS + cellular) riding experience, including Find my Scooter and Unlock Features. Riders can also record their journey using a built-in dashcam.
“The team has reduced the long (years) and expensive process of the traditional manufacturing set up to a much faster (weeks) and more agile approach while simultaneously enabling mass customization,” said Kota Nezu, an award-winning designer who was the Chief Concept Car Designed for Toyota and developed the zeCOO, the first e-motorcycle in Japan.
“This is fulfilling the dream of additive manufacturing at scale, not just in physical build volume with printing an entire scooter, but the quantity and speeds of units being made.”
Deliveries in the U.S. for the Scotsman electric scooter will begin in December 2021.
Source: Businesswire | Scotsman Debuts World’s First Custom 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Scooter
31 May 2021