3d printed sports equipment

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,…

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…

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 Printed Pistol Grips Improve Comfort for French Shooting Champions

Olympic silver medalist and multiple world champion Céline Goberville is a competitive sport shooter from France, who is currently competing at the European Shooting Championships in Croatia, which ends later…

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Cobra Releases Line of 3D Printed Putters

After releasing a limited-edition putter line in November 2020, Cobra Golf is back and this time it has announced a complete family of 3D printed putters. With 10 different heads…

Reality or Hype: 3D Printing Improving Performance in Sports Industry?

I’m not a big sports fan, but even I’m aware of the many possible 3D printing applications, from helmets and mouthguards to surfboards and shoes and so much more. But,…

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…