How to print with corkFill


This is the brand new corkFill based on colorFabb PLA/PHA. If you liked the original woodFill and its successor bamboofill, this one should complement your filament portfolio really well.

To help you getting the best results out of your printer here are some tips for Ultimaker Original, Ultimaker 2 and Makerbot Replicator 2 settings with general advises for other printers.

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3D Printed Bike


Summer has come to the Netherlands and we all love to ride a bike here.

3D printed bike

Read more about the 3D printed bike here!

XT-CF20 bike project release

Hey you 3D printing enthusiasts!

So this is what’s possible with everyday’s 3D printers and a suitable filament: the XT-CF20 bike

XT-CF20 bike
The XT-CF20 bike being driven outside colorFabb’s office

I’ve been working on this 3D printed bike during the past 5 months and now we are ready to publish this, it works like charm 🙂

XT-CF20 bike frame
The XT-CF20 bike frame

We’ve used an Ultimaker Original Plus with a 0.8 nozzle to print these parts. Only the handle has been printed on the STACKER.

Printing the entire bike frame would take too much time and material, so we decided to print the lugs and connect tubes to them. The result is an amazingly strong bike frame at an acceptable weight.

The big benefit of making your own bike is that the sizes of the bike can be customized manually before 3D printing to preserve best ergonomics. Various types of tubing can be used including carbon, titanium, aluminum or bamboo.

3D printing allows a huge freedom of forms and allows unique features in the design. This has been used to implement a new kind of adhesive distribution system. With this technique one can assemble the bike and add an polyurethane adhesive which distributes itself to the right places without getting your hands dirty. The strength of the bike frame has been tested with a FEM analysis and, of course in real life use.

the XT-CF20 bike can be downloaded via GrabCAD:




Enjoy 🙂


XT-CF20 update

Ladies and gentlemen, the waiting is over!

I proudly present the first bike that I am going to build here:

3d printed bike from xt-cf20

The concept is that you have printed connection parts that can be customized via the customizer, so that you can take any kind of tubing that you have or that you want to use like carbon fiber (xt-cf20), bamboo or metal tubes.

So what do you think about this concept?