British student manufactures electric skateboard with 3D printing technology

Sam Davies wrote at about Jack Davies, a student at Nottingham Trent University
and is interning at 3D Hubs. Here is an excerpt:

A British intern at 3D Hubs has designed and manufactured an electric
skateboard using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology and Autodesk software.

Jack Davies, a product design student at Nottingham Trent University, was
motivated to develop the skateboard as a faster mode of transport to get to
the 3D Hubs office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was able to create the
Fusion E-Board in less than a week, and at a total cost of €550. Typically,
skateboards that boast similar specifications are commercially available at
prices starting at €1,500.

The main components of his new mode of transport, the longboard, trucks,
deck, and wheels, were parts bought off the shelf and acted as a starting
point for the design. Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software was the platform used
to model components inside of the main assembly, and put them through
simulations to ensure their strength and endurance…

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