Automotive Supplier Rehau Presents Advanced E-Bike Frame Production Technology
REHAU, Germany – In close cooperation with Storck Bicycle and the Institute of lightweight and Polymer Technology (ILK) of the TU Dresden, German automotive supplier Rehau enters the bike industry with a new frame building technology. It is called ‘nam:e’ and will be presented at Eurobike.
According to Rehau: “This technology will bring back industrial frame production to Germany, especially for e-bikes, creating important business advantages for the bicycle industry.” Information on this innovative project can be found here.
Innovative production technology
A special feature is the construction of the frame. Thanks to the innovative production technology and the use of advanced composite materials it can be loaded with up to 280 kilograms. It also allows to create modern and personalized designs. “Since each person is unique and has different needs, the bicycle of the future will be as individual as its driver. Our technology makes this possible,” says Rehau.
Just to mention a few options: the Rehau e-bike frame can be finished in any colour and various surface structures, as well as a range of design tools like a child seat, a fold out case, ample space for accessories, and the number of batteries depending on the type cycling trip. Because all common functions can also be integrated optimally, the smartphone can be connected with the components of the e-bikebody and thus controlled with apps.
According to Rehau the project holds great promises for the industry. In cooperation with bicycle manufacturers the new frame technology can be used to create new products and designs, as well as to integrate functions. The Rehau e-bike body is 100% recyclable.