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4/10/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Emery launches 3D-printed eBike frame

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The Emery ONE, the world’s first 3D-printed eBike, was developed in collaboration with Arevo, Franco Bicycles and Bosch.

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Emery, a Southern California-based e-mobility company, has announced the launch of its Emery ONE eBike, the world’s first 3D-printed eBike, at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif., U.S.

The Emery ONE was developed from a collaboration of Franco Bicycles (Newbury Park, Calif.), a leading provider of high-performance, built-to-order road and gravel bikes; Arevo (Santa Clara, Calif.), the Silicon Valley company redefining the global composite manufacturing sector through 3D printing; and Bosch (Sunnyvale, Calif.), the industry-leader in premium eBike drive systems.

The Emery ONE is intended to disrupt the way bicycles are traditionally manufactured via 3D printing. “We were drawn to Arevo’s 3D printing process for the ability to quickly iterate and prove out concepts during product development, the onshoring of manufacturing to California, and the increased speed with which we can bring products to market,” says Hector Rodriguez, co-founder and CEO of Franco Bicycles and Emery. “But while all those benefits matter, the most important benefit is that the bike performs at a world-class level. Arevo’s expertise and continuous carbon fiber technology have been instrumental in achieving the ride quality and high-performance requirements we set out to accomplish with the Emery ONE.”

Key features of the bike include: 

  • A 3D-printed, single-piece carbon fiber construction frame
  • Arevo DNA manufacturing process where every layer of continuous carbon fiber is optimized in both length and orientation for performance and safety requirements
  • Bosch’s eBike drivetrain, designed to work as a synchronized system providing:
    • Up to 28 mph of electric pedal assist
    • Four Pedal Assist Levels
    • A 500 WH battery
  • All-road design
  • Integrated storage capacity

Emery ONE frames are in production now at Arevo’s new multi-purpose facility in Milpitas, Calif., with all finishing and assembly happening at Emery’s Southern California headquarters, keeping production and logistics onshore.

“We are honored to partner with the Franco and Emery team as Emery ONE taps into Arevo DNA, manufacturing innovations, and advanced composites to 3D print a truly high performance e-bike that leverages the true material properties of carbon fiber,” said Hemant Bheda, Chairman and Co-founder of Arevo. He added, “Our passion is reinventing composites manufacturing, giving unprecedented freedom to produce parts, from bikes to airplanes, like never imagined before. Arevo is printing the future today.”

The Emery ONE will launch with a Founders Edition in limited quantities, and is sold direct-to-consumer via emerybikes.com

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