Custom bike frame manufacturer Duratec Ltd wants to make that scene a reality—minus the face full of foliage.
Duratec made a name for itself designing, manufacturing and shipping bike frames tailored to customers’ comfort and performance needs. Because the small company keeps all production and manufacturing in-house, it needs software tools (like SolidWorks, CATIA V5 and 3DVIA Composer) and 3Dconnexion 3D mice to speed up and streamline design cycles.
“We relied heavily on modern technology to bring a childhood dream to life,” says Duratec owner Milan Duchek.
The bike is powered by electric motors, horizontal propellers and lithium-polymer batteries and sports a lightweight Duratec frame that weighs just 187 pounds.
slated to debut later this year.
“We set ourselves the challenge more as an exercise in creativity and imagination,” says Duchek. “Thanks to our design suite, a modest idea was given wings! 3Dconnexion 3D mice played a significant role in that.”
And that’s what 3D design is all about: Dreaming up—and then creating—the impossible. Using CAD software and 3Dconnexion 3D mice, Duratec’s designers are keeping their heads firmly in the clouds. And their wheels on the ground. For now.
Read more about Duratec’s creative works and new-found productivity.
John Moseley is the director of global marketing for 3Dconnexion, the creator of 3D mice for design and visualization professionals.