Four University of Maine seniors created a 3D-printed bicycle frame to give to Orono High School for their Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) capstone project.
Orono Middle School and High School Librarian Emily Jackson Sanborn will accept the frame from the UMaine seniors and faculty at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 3 outside of the school located at 14 Goodridge Drive in Orono. COVID-19 health and safety guidance will be followed.
MET seniors Abdullah Albutayyan, Douglas Bolstridge, Ryan Ehrenberg and Ryan McNeilly developed the polylactic acid (PLA) bicycle frame using only consumer-grade printers, which produce objects no bigger than 5.5 inches
“It is wonderful to see it is finally happening. After a lot of talking, thinking, pow wows and other things, finally, the 29.5 meter 3D printed bridge is being placed. Wow, what a joy!” Those were the words of a happy Michiel van der Kley when a few weeks ago construction began on one of his babies, the longest 3D-printed bicycle bridge in the world in the Zwanenveld district of the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
Van der Kley was no doubt very relieved as well, because the bridge should have been built much sooner. But for some inexplicable reason the
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