An Interview with Briztreadley

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My 3D printed bike, FIX3D, is now being discussed outside of the 3D printing world in an interview I’ve done for the Briztreadley podcast, a site dedicated to discussing all things cycling around South-East Queensland. If you want to jump straight to my interview and the discussion about 3D printing for cycling jump to the 29 minute mark.

As always it’s great to keep the discussion about 3D printing going, and exposing people to the exciting world that many of us early adopters now take for granted. I mention in the interview that the bike is permanently on show at Griffith University on the Gold Coast as part of the new Red Zone visitors centre – if you’re in the area, check it out and tag your photos with #FIX3D. Keep in mind some of the presenters have misquoted some of the details during their discussion; I do not think the bike frame will ever weigh only 200grams (although it’s a nice thought!), and the bike is not on show in Canada. Thanks to Chris Welsh for coming out to do the interview as part of your first podcast 🙂

– Posted by James Novak

My 3D Printed Life

A lot of people look at me with a mixture of excitement and confusion when I tell them what I do for work, probably because it sounds a bit futuristic and weird. And it is! But hopefully this profile video prepared by Griffith University and the Gold Coast City Council will explain things a little better than I can, featuring my FIX3D Bike 3D printed by Materialise. I always get a kick from sharing my knowledge of 3D printing with kids still in school since it is really going to affect their lives in the most exciting ways; hopefully videos like this can inspire them to take up the careers of the future.

Also a huge thank you to everyone at the recent RAPID 3D Printing Conference in Los Angeles hosted by SME for awarding my paper the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award, I am still extremely surprised that out of all the amazing work mine had such an effect! My brain still hurts from soaking up so much information but I will post some photos and some of the exciting things I saw in the next few days, and strongly recommend anyone with a serious interest in 3D printing and 3D scanning attend this event if you get the chance.

– Posted by James Novak

FIX3D on show in Brussels

Making a Difference Main PageContinuing an amazing year, my 3D printed bike ‘FIX3D’ is currently on show at the Materialise exhibition called Making A Difference / A Difference in Making at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, in Brussels. It’s amazing to be featured alongside designers like Iris van Herpen and Patrick Jouin, and see social media go crazy! Within 7 hours the photo of the bike, featured by Designboom on Facebook, has received nearly 6,000 likes and over 1,000 shares! The full Designboom article about the exhibition can be found here.

If you’re in Brussels the exhibition is open until June 7th, so please pop in and let me know how it looks. I’ve only seen a few photos so far, but it looks like a great 3D printing exhibition. Thanks Materialise!

If you’re interested in seeing the latest version of the bike, now using SLS Polyamide, check out my last post here.

– Posted by James Novak

Top 10 of 3D Printing for 2014

2014-12-23 Top 102014 has been an amazing year for 3D printing with so many amazing developments, trials, improvements and success stories. To my great surprise the top 10 for 2014, published by Bruce Jackson at 3D Printing Systems, features my 3D Printed Fixie at number 6! Wow!! Thank you so much to everyone who has embraced my vision for the future of 3D printing. Click here to see the full list of top 3D printing projects.

Like 3D Printing, 2014 has been an exciting year for me delving into this world through university research, and I can only say I’m excited about 2015. If you’re as passionate about sharing knowledge about all things 3D printing, design and technology as I am, please subscribe to my blog and share your thoughts so we can all learn together.

– Posted by James Novak

My First e-Magazine

3D Printed BikeAnonymously sitting in a public lecture (wearable technology) only to hear the speaker start talking about a 3D printed bike… Mine! Turns out it’s been published yet again without my knowledge, but you won’t hear me complain! I won’t bore you with details, if it interests you just follow this link to the e-Magazine article. Click here.

This is the list of publications (that I know of) that have previously published stories on my 3D printed bike:


More Gold Coast (China) (France)


Bicycle Fetish