I have developed a footplate for my son’s Mongoose R12 Balance Bike.
The footplate is mounted between the bottom bars. I 3D printed the initial design on a Monoprice Maker Select Plus although the PLA wasn’t strong enough to stand on and kept breaking. I have been working with Opti Print Ltd to refine the design and produce strong prints.
3D Printed ABS Footplate
We’ve decided to produce a Polyurethane cast to reduce the cost and increase the product performance under loads.
Casting mould print
Testing the ABS 3D print, so far so good.
First ride using the FootPlate
If you are interested in trialing this footplate send me a message.