3d printed sports equipment

3D Printed Surfboard: Researchers Test Different Bio-Inspired Core Structures

Just as a New Zealand-based surfer was inspired by the humpback whale and the microgrooves of shark skin when creating his surfboard fins, so too was a team of international…

Ogle Models Uses SLS 3D Printing to Make a Better Tennis Racket Handle

UK prototyping company Ogle Models has been in the business of making models and prototypes for over 65 years now, offering its manufacturing and 3D printing services to companies all around…

Kiwi Companies Partner to Build Tailored 3D Printed Training Prosthetics for Female Para-Athletes

New Zealand-based Zenith Tecnica, which is the only company in the country using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to make 3D printed titanium components, is teaming up with High Performance Sports NZ…

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D…

How 3D Printing Could Impact Technology Doping In Sport

Elite-level athletes are notorious for trying to stay one-step ahead. In the past, this has meant using nutrition science, advanced statistics, and even doping using performance-enhancing drugs. But in the…

3D Printed Fins Help Surfers Catch the Perfect Wave…and May Signal a Sports Industry Revolution

If you like 3D printing just as much as you enjoy riding those gnarly waves, you may remember when a research team from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer,…

3D Printing Helped Chinese Team Win Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics have wrapped up, and like their immediate predecessor, the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Games had a very active participant in 3D printing. The technology made…

3D Printing of Fitness Gear, Apparel and R&D Tax Credits

According to the Financial Times, Americans spent $19 billion on gym memberships and $33 bilion on sports equipment in 2016. Regular exercise reduces stress, decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease…

3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves…

World’s Top Producer of Lacrosse Helmets Turns to 3D Printing to Improve Prototyping Capabilities

I didn’t play any full-contact sports in school, like football or rugby, but I still came home with my fair share of minor injuries from marching band practices and competitions…

Proto3000 Teams Up with Red Bull for 3D Printed Surfboard

For surfing enthusiasts, Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning’s 2014 Trestle surfboard is among the best out there – it’s “effectively the ocean equivalent of an F1 car,” according to Red…

Cleveland Indians’ Corey Kluber is the First Player to Sport Partially 3D Printed Cleats in an MLB Game

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, and I apologize for getting that song stuck in your head now. It’s the start of baseball season, and…

3D Scanning & 3D Printing for a Perfect Fit: Meet Skelmet’s 3D Printed Sports Sunglasses

I have bad luck with sunglasses – or maybe it’s less bad luck and more user error, as I tend to drop things a lot, and leave things places, and…

Burton Snowboards Uses 3D Printing to Solve Longtime Snowboarding Conundrum

On the first official day of winter, it’s time to talk about winter sports! My favorite winter sport, personally, is doing squats in front of the Netflix, but I admire…

Game Ready: 3D Systems Technology Allows for Revolutionary 3D Printed Zweikampf Shin Guards

Never would it have occurred to me that sports safety could have such sophistication and complexity surrounding it up until learning about the 3D printed Zweikampf Shin Guards, where player…

High-Tech Zweikampf 3D Printed Soccer Shin Guards Get Kickstarted

Sports equipment has always had a pretty close relationship with advanced technology, and not only because their marketing companies practically salivate at the prospect of a new angle for their…

Keep Your Teeth, Guys! UFC Partners with GuardLab for 3D Printed Mouthguards

Just the other day a friend and I were discussing which sports are most dangerous, with most all of them leaving lifelong injuries as reminders of glory from ‘back in…

LLNL & Autodesk 3D Printing Football Helmets, Overhauling Sports Equipment Construction

I live in Colorado, where today even the word euphoric would be an understatement to describe how people are feeling. It’s the day after that glorious Super Bowl win. Bets…

Notbroken: 3D Printed Arm Brace Soon to Get Biker Back on Track–and Biking on Mountainous Terrain

Many of us are somewhat envious of the mountain biker’s spirit, whether they are riding in spectacular groups, circling up inclines showing off muscular strength many of us will never…

Report Highlights the Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing Sports Equipment for Athletes With Disabilities

Howard K. Brodwin says he and his firm have just completed a project at the UCLA Anderson School of Management which was focused on how 3D printing technology can be…

University Students 3D Print Functional Lacrosse Stick Heads for Actual In-Game Use

When it comes to functionality, 3D printing is really beginning to make great progress. A technology which was once used solely for prototyping parts is beginning to gain traction in…

Hydra-Guard, a 3D Printed Mouthpiece Which Hydrates the Athlete During a Game

It was all about creating the ultimate sports mouth guard, and Joseph Tucker, the founder of Hydra-Guard, set out to engineer one to help athletes stay hydrated during games, practices, or…

GRiTT 3D Creating Custom 3D Printed Sports Mouthguards

No one can agree when the first mouthguard was invented and used for sporting events, but what is clear is that the first athletes to use them were boxers.  Historians…