Enlisting the help of CSIRO (the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization) and their Melbourne Australia based Titanium Technology division, Flying Machine is able to print out custom 6AIV4 Titanium lugs quickly and without a lot of waste. The process seems similar to Charge’s printed titanium dropouts, and is likely just the beginning to the 3D printed revolution.The lugs are then joined to 3AL-2.5V titanium tubing using aerospace grade super toughened epoxy, sort of a modern, 3D printing brazing technique. The use of a lugged frame design allows Flying Machine to build the bikes to order, offering custom geometry frames in as little as 10 days, and complete bikes in 3 weeks. The printing of the lugs is carried out in Melbourne, while the frame building is finished in their Perth studio. The prototype F1 above was created for Flying Machine’s owner Matt and to his exact measurements. Production bikes will be available in a number of options and colors like the rest of the beautiful rides in the Flying Machine Line up. Pricing and availability remains to be set, but anyone interested can email Flying Machine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Specs:Drivetrain – Gates Carbon Drive, Centretrack, 55 tooth front sprocket, 20 tooth rearHubs – White Industries M15, titanium cassette with single speed spacer kitRims – H + Son, ArchetypeSpokes – DT Swiss, CompetitionTires – Schwalbe, DuranoSaddle – Fizik, Aliante VSHandlebars – FM CustomForks – FM Custom CarbonBar Tape – Dipell, Competition, leatherBottom Bracket – Bushnell Featherweight eccentric, with White Industries Ti spindle BBBrakes – Tektro, R570 calipers with RL340 levers For years the cycling industry has been focused on carbon fiber, but lately the use of an old material in a new way seems to be gaining a lot of attention. Specifically, the use of titanium loaded into a 3D printer to create complex shapes and create a bicycle faster, and with more control. While not quite as advanced as the recent Empire Cycles MX-6 full suspension bike with the first fully 3D printed titanium frame, Flying machine is taking a different approach with the 3DP-F1 and using the technology to create custom fit titanium road bikes.
Andrew Scott(Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images) Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott, known for his work on season two of Fleabag, is set to star in Stephen Beresford’s new play Three Kings. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the five performances will be streamed live directly from the Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop from July 29 through August 1. This is the latest installment of the new artistic initiative called Old Vic: In Camera; The Crown’s Claire Foy and Matt Smith starred in a socially distant production of Lungs earlier this summer.The Three Kings stars Scott as Patrick. When he is eight-years-old, his absent father returns unexpectedly and in a brief but memorable encounter, sets him to the challenge of “The Three Kings.” Years later—recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed—Patrick traces the events of his father’s life—and takes the audience on a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self delusion.”I am hugely grateful to Stephen for writing this play specially for the Old Vic: In Camera series and to Andrew for agreeing to perform it,” Warchus said in a statement. “Their generous support of the Old Vic at this critical time and their spirit of adventure in joining us in this crucial fundraising experiment is enormously appreciated.”Scott, an Olivier Award winner whose extensive stage credits include Sea Wall, Hamlet, A Girl in a Car with a Man and more, is nominated for a 2020 Olivier Award for his performance in Present Laughter. As previously reported, this spring’s Olivier Awards ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; winners are set to be announced in the fall.For tickets to The Three Kings and to learn more about the Old Vic: In Camera series, head here. View Comments
USA: RJ Corman Railroad Group has finalised an agreement to acquire three short lines and a transloading company from Steve May, subject to customary regulatory approvals.The 43 km Owego & Harford Railway in New York state operates on a long-term lease from Tioga County Industrial Development Agency. The Lehigh Railway operates on 90 km of track in Pennsylvania owned by Norfolk Southern, and the Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway in the same state has around 100 km of track leased from Luzerne County Redevelopment Corp under a multi-year operating agreement. TranZ operates a bulk transfer station on the Lehigh Railway in Wyalusing.The three railways carry more than 14 000 wagonloads a year, interchanging with Norfolk Southern and the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad. Traffic includes sand, drill cuttings, scrap, feed products, fertiliser, pipes, plastic, propane, chemicals and wood products.‘What Steve May and his team have built through their invaluable partnership with Tioga County Industrial Development Agency, Luzerne County Redevelopment Corporation and Norfolk Southern is extremely impressive’, said Ed Quinn, President and CEO of RJ Corman Railroad Group on August 19.‘We’re excited to bring these short lines and related companies into the RJ Corman family of companies and to continue the impeccable service they are known for by their customers. Over the past 18 months RJ Corman has positioned itself well to make strategic acquisitions to grow our presence in the short line railroad industry, and we’re grateful to Steve May for entrusting us to bring these remarkable operations under the RJ Corman banner.’May said he had spent the majority of his 48 years in the rail industry building this group of companies, and their sale would be the ‘the most beneficial for my family, our investors and the employees of my companies’ as he looked forward to ‘pursuing some new challenges and spending some more time with my family’.