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Arevo to produce Pilot fully-integrated eBike frame EVE9

Arevo, the Silicon Valley company redefining global composites manufacturing through digitalization, and Pilot Distribution Group BV, a global leader in bike design and production, announced here at Eurobike 2019 that Arevo will produce the 3D-printed carbon fiber unibody frames for a new line of e-bikes from Pilot.

Pilot had displayed this new bike, called the EVE9, in the stand of partner Pinion GmbH during Eurobike.

This announcement marks Arevo’s second major customer win in the cycling industry within the last six months.  Frames of a different design, announced earlier this year, are currently in volume production at the company’s Milpitas, CA manufacturing center.  

Arno Pieterse from Pilot said:

“Arevo’s continuous carbon fiber technology is very impressive as it affords numerous design possibilities and provides excellent strength and durability. The technology truly is a revolution in composites manufacturing and enables us to offer all the high-performance qualities we envisioned for EVE.”

Hemant Bheda, Co-Founder and Chairman of Arevo added:

“We thank Pilot for the confidence they have shown in the Arevo DNA™ technology, which is unique in the additive manufacturing (AM) world. We feel we are making a significant impact in the bike industry and see near-term applicability in other areas of green urban mobility, from electric scooters to e-VTOLs, or flying cars.”

Arevo’s unique AM process features patented software algorithms enabling generative design techniques, free-motion robotics for “True 3D” construction, and direct energy deposition for virtually void free construction all optimized for anisotropic composite materials.  

Bastiaan Thijs of commented:

“As this manufacturing technology offers such unique possibilities, it enabled us to redefine the way we design bicycles. The technology gave us the ability to create a truly one-piece design, carbon fiber-reinforced, fully-integrated eBike frame for the EVE9.  Furthermore, it is truly remarkable that this frame is 100% recyclable.”

Companies: Arevo

Industries: Sports, Leisure & Recreation

Terms: Business, Innovations

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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