On the left Sjoerd ter Horst and on the right Jan-Willem Boezel. Source: Tweewieler. Photo: Hans Prinsen
Visit Tweewieler at Van Raam
Tweewieler is an important Dutch magazine and digital platform for the bicycle sector. Jan-Willem Boezel, Technical Director at Van Raam, invited Tweewieler to the bicycle factory of Van Raam in Varsseveld to see how 3D printing is used in the production of special needs bicycles. During this visit, Jan-Willem and Sjoerd (Additive Manufacturing Engineer at Van Raam) were interviewed by Tweewieler. Tweewieler has written about this on their website (create an account to read the article in Dutch). Read more about the interview with Jan-Willem and Sjoerd below.
3D printing 40.000 bicycle parts a year
In 2020, 40.000 bicycle parts were printed at Van Raam with the 3D printer for the production of special needs bicycles. In 2021, this number was even 60.000. The 3D printing of bicycle parts is used for various purposes. Tweewieler writes: “With 3D printing, they produce parts on demand, keep stock in the form of digital files and produce tools that make their production process more efficient.”
Furthermore, the 3D printers at Van Raam are used for: