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Solar Race Car Gets Aluminum 3D Printed Roll Cage

3D printing has proven time and again to be a powerful enabling technology for specialty sectors like motor sports. There, it can be leveraged for experimental applications that demonstrate the…

Azul 3D & Wilson Rethink Pickleball Paddles with 3D Printed Lattice Cores

While attending RAPID + TCT 2021 in Chicago recently, I happened to meet Cody Petersen, the CEO of 3D printing company Azul 3D, at a happy hour event for Women…

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New High-Density Stacking Redefines AM Plastics Productivity

Additive manufacturing (AM) is evolving beyond prototyping to enable end-use parts production across a range of applications. Much has changed to enable this, including the development of AM processes and…

Large Robotic 3D Printing Builds Sailboat Hull from Recycled Material

This year’s Milan Design Week in Italy took place last week, and just as in years past, an interesting 3D printed innovation was showcased at the annual event. Much like…

Paratriathlete Uses Bespoke 3D Printed Parts on Adaptive Race Bike

The 2020 Paralympic Games just opened in Tokyo, Japan, and one of the participants is Joe Townsend, a paratriathlete who has previously competed, representing Great Britain, in the Paralympics, Invictus Games,…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 12, 2021: Metal 3D Printing & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Aurora Labs is testing out its metal 3D printing on Australian Navy frigates, while a Silicon Valley startup is creating custom 3D printed carbon…

Urwahn’s E-Bikes with Metal 3D Printed Parts Head to Mass Production

German firm Urwahn has previously released the 3D printed urban Stadtfuchs bike and the Platzhirsch gates drive (e)bike.  On the Standtfuchs, the firm used CL 50WS Maraging steel components made with…

New adidas 4DFWD Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles Available for Purchase

Update: The new 4DFWD shoes from adidas, just worn on the podium by adidas athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, are now available to the public for purchase for $200. adidas has…

Adidas’s Latest 3D Printed Product: 3D Printed Sunglasses

3D printing is infiltrating the world of athletic clothing. The latest example is the Adidas 3D CMPT limited-edition 3D printed sunglasses, created using additive manufacturing. Adidas is partnering with the…

Olympic Cycling Team Made More Aerodynamic with 3D Scanning

The Italian national cycling team is going for the gold at this week’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in order to improve their aerodynamic efficiency for competition, the athletes were all…

Materialise 3D Prints 20,000 Bike Parts for High-End Brand

Executive Editor Joris Peels recently did a deep dive into the existing and possible role of 3D printing in the cycling industry. A disruption could be imminent, if industry players…

Zortrax Vapor-Smoothing Refines Surface of 3D Printed Olympic Pistol

French competitive sport shooter Céline Goberville, a multiple world champion and Olympic silver medalist, was looking for a custom-made grip for her 10-meter air pistol shooting event ahead of last…

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Rawlings, Carbon and Fast Radius Use 3D Printing to Revolutionize Baseball Glove Design

Since the 2021 Major League Baseball season began, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor has been seen sporting Rawlings next-generation glove in stylish, eye-catching neon green and black design. Meticulously…

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3D Printed Brace Helps Field Hockey Star Win European Championship

During one of the matches for the first Women’s Euro Hockey League (EHL), Dutch hockey star Eva de Goede fractured her left wrist after a collision with the German team’s…

FZero Hypercar Features First-of-its-Kind 3D Printed Gearbox

As Volkswagen recently demonstrated, 3D printing is about to hit the automotive sector in a big way, if it truly is able to integrate 3D printed parts into its upcoming…

3D Printing, A Pedalution – Part Eight: The E-Bike Apocalypse

All in all, we’ve learned which 3D printed parts are being used by bike companies and how people are using 3D printing. We’ve learned how the technology may be able…

3D Printing, A Pedalution – Part Seven: Why Use 3D Printing At All?

Now that we’ve looked at how 3D printing is being applied to bicycle production, what technologies can be used for what components, who is likely to rely on 3D printing,…

3D Pioneers Challenge Winners Range from 3D Printed Helmets to Bioprinted Meat

The winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge have just been announced. The First Prizer winner of one of 3D printing’s most prestigious awards was the 3D printed helmet from HEXR,…

Auto-Fit Software Will Tailor 3D Printed Helmet Liners to Hockey Players

Last fall, Canadian hockey equipment designer, manufacturer, and marketer CCM introduced its ‘SuperTacks X with Nest Tech’ helmet, which features a 3D printed interior made with Carbon’s DLS technology and…

3D Printing & Golf: Time for a Mulligan?

Over the past several years, the golf industry has steadily warmed to 3D printing. In this article, we’ll take a walk down memory lane and catalog the major 3D printing…

3D Printing a Pedalution, Part Six: Relevant 3D Printing Technologies for Bike Production

We’ve now seen how 3D printing can be used in bicycles, and in components. We’ve had a look at the most likely scenarios for 3D printing adoption and the preconditions…

3D Printing: A Pedalution, Part Five – 13 Scenarios for Market Entry

In the previous articles in the Pedalution series, we looked at the prevalence of 3D printing in cycling and bike components. We’ve also explored what companies are doing with 3D…

The KAV 3D Printed Bike Helmet on Kickstarter

One area where we’ve seen a lot of 3D printing activity is in helmets. Now, KAV is joining the fray with a mass-customized, made-to-measure helmet. The company says that machine…

3D Printing Bikes: A Pedalution, Part 4 – The Five 40s

In the first installment of this series, we looked at how 3D printing is being used in bicycles before going deeper and also exploring the use into 3D printing for…