Atherton Bikes, a specialist bike producer that utilises metal Additive Manufacturing in its frame manufacturing process, has won both gold and silver medals at the UCI World Championships Elite Men’s competition. Atherton Bikes celebrated both first and second place in the 2023 Downhill World Championship with Charlie Hatton (UK) taking first place with a time of 4.26.74 on the AM.200 and Andreas Kolb (AUS) came in second, just +0.599 behind Hatton.
THE WORLD OF METAL AM TO YOUR INBOX
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The Atherton Bikes frame uses titanium ‘nodes’ produced by Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing that are joined using aerospace grade adhesives to carbon fibre tubing (read Metal AM’s full reports on Atherton Bike’s technology here and the story of bringing AM production in house here.
Charlie Hatton shared with Atherton Bikes, “To win the World Championships is unreal!! But to win in front of the home crowd, on a British-built bike designed by my friends on the team, with my training partner taking the silver… it just hasn’t sunk in yet, I’m lost for words.”