A New York and Connecticut-based artist has decided that the best way to get his hands on a 1972 Honda CB500 was to go about the process of making one for himself. Using open source 3D printers from Ultimaker, Jonathan Brand was able to construct a replica of the motorbike in PLA plastic — an intricate process that began with the 3D modelling of each individual component of the bike, before printing out the life size pieces of plastic.
Every element of the freshly-made CB500 was kept at a strict one millimetre thick to maintain an all-over transparency, with some of the individual pieces taking 24 hours to print. Even after completing the time-consuming process, Brand still had to take on the unenviable task of assembling the bike — including the functional rolling wheels — a process you can get to grips with in the video above.
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