- Conceptualize their own motorcycle print or product
- Work with digital designers and 3D printers to turn their concept into a prototype, aka mototype.
- Learn about the tools and technology enabling affordable and collaborative manufacturing
- Enter a Mototype Design Challenge for a chance to enter a prize
“The idea came about when the co-founder of You3dit, Chris McCoy, and I were having coffee at Philz in the Castro. We were looking for a way to further 3D printing’s position in manufacturing. We thought that an event that involved motorcycle manufacturers, printer manufacturers, material suppliers and the general public would be a perfect way to showcase 3D printing’s capabilities.”-Thomas Campbell, director at SF Moto.
Winners will be determined by judges based on: Best Sketch, Best Design and Best Fully 3D Printed Prototype.
- Kawasaki Z-125
- Type A Machines Series 1 Pro 3D printer
- Printrbot Simple V2 3D printer
- Motorcycle gear and accessories
The contest ends on the 22nd of October, and all the rules can be found here.
The full list of partners and sponsors is below, without them this awesome event wouldn’t be possible.
- Autodesk Fusion360
- Type A Machines
- TechShop SF
- Universal Fibers
- Zero Motorcycles
You3Dit and SF Moto, an unlikely match made in heaven. It all began when Thomas Campbell, Operations Director at SF Moto and 3D printing enthusiast, took a 3D printing class from Dr. Chris McCoy, CEO & Co-Founder of You3Dit, at TechShop SF. A few more happenstance meetings at a local Philz coffee shop in San Francisco where the two chatted about their love for 3D Printing and for motorcycles… and the idea was born. Chris and Thomas dreamed of bringing to life, the ability to make anything, anywhere.
Powered by their highly-capable and sometimes delirious team, Chris and Thomas would like to thank the following miracle-workers for helping turn their idea into a reality:
- Lori Chen, COO & Co-Founder at You3Dit
- Colleen Dillon, Project Manager at SF Moto
- Nancy Garcia Von Kriegenbergh, Assistant Sales Manager at SF Moto
- Ruben Ramirez, Summer Intern at You3Dit
You3Dit is a web-based 3D design and digital manufacturing company based in San Francisco, CA. For anyone who wants to make, personalize or prototype hardware, You3Dit brings ideas to life by crowdsourcing designs and leveraging a global network of desktop manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting and other CNC machines. You3Dit customers experience a unique and interactive process that allows them to work hand-in-hand with designers and fabricators from around the world; leveraging the leading edge of collaborative manufacturing.
About SF Moto
SF Moto has been San Francisco’s leading used motorcycle dealer for the past 15 years. A little over a year ago they took on three major motorcycle brands—Honda, Kawasaki, and Zero—and have never looked back. Like the brands they represent, SF Moto is determined to be involved (and in fact integral) as the industry moves forward.
Featured image: SFMototype