Currently, with the increase of people moving from one place to another, either to fulfill their daily activities or for recreation, the need has been created to produce a greater amount of means of transportation that can facilitate this action. Many people choose to use vehicles that do not help with the reduction of environmental pollution; among these, we can mention cars, buses, motorcycles, etc. The use of bicycles is predominant in countries with a developed culture and infrastructure focused on bike riding. Also, where fuel taxes are higher and people care about pollution in their surroundings.
In this project, a design has been developed that focuses on reducing the resources needed to produce a standard bicycle. Focused on developing a sustainable manufacturing design by utilizing additive manufacturing technologies and generative design, we not only aim to find a way to generate a product that is more efficient and friendlier to the environment, but also expects to open a door to new manufacturing possibilities.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bicycles--Design and construction--Environmental aspects; Three-dimensional printing
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
Arvelo Rodriguez, Xavier H., "Designing for Sustainable Bicycle Manufacturing" (2019). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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