Sports Equipment

  • Photo of The FIA adds Scalmalloy to the list of approved additive materials for F1

    After Elementum’s own aluminum alloys, APWORKS‘s Scalmalloy aluminum alloy has now also been officially approved by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) and added to the Formula 1 regulation as one of the additive metal materials. Given that APWORKS is based in Germany it seems safe to assume that the…

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  • Photo of 3D printed spacer helps New Zealand veteran train for Invictus Games

    A New Zealand veteran who was in a helicopter crash 10 years ago and has suffered from long-term injuries is now preparing to participate in the next Invictus Games thanks in part to 3D printing technologies. The New Zealand Defence Force has leveraged additive manufacturing to develop a customized cycling…

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  • Photo of 3D printed bike saddles, a newcomer to consumer AM

    One of the big developments of the past year in the consumer 3D printing market has been the introduction of professional-level bike saddles, manufactured using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. Within the span of a couple of weeks at the end of last summer, Carbon revealed two partnerships with…

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  • Photo of Student designs 3D printed pole vaulting shoes for women

    Women’s pole vaulting is surprisingly young. Though the sport has been part of the the Olympics since 1896, the first women’s competition at the international sporting event wasn’t until 2000. Even so, what is even more shocking to learn is that even after 20 years there is still a lack…

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  • Photo of Sporting AM: KAV takes 3D printed helmets to the ice

    In the world of sports, 3D printing is increasingly becoming a point of interest for a number of reasons. For one, the technology offers unique potential for customization, which is appealing to many sports equipment manufacturers who serve elite or professional athletes. Second, 3D printing is also creating opportunities in…

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  • Photo of Gone fishing: FinMan leverages Carbon 3D printing for production

    This next consumer AM case study is a fishy one—literally. FinMan Fishing Innovations, a Michigan-based fishing equipment company has brought to market a multi-function fishing tool made with the support of Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology. The product, described as “the Swiss Army knife” of fishing, integrates several functions into…

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  • Photo of NFL awards Protect3d $50K for customized 3D printed protective devices

    Protect3d, a North Carolina-based startup specializing in customized medical devices for athletes, has been awarded $50,000 by the National Football League (NFL) through its 1st and Future competition. The company, which pitched its business in the category of Innovations to Advance Health and Safety, received top prize among four other…

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  • Photo of AMAZEA is the first serially 3D printed underwater scooter

    JAMADE Germany, a company focusing on the development and production of electrically powered sports equipment, developed and serially produced the AMAZEA underwater scooter using large format extrusion 3D printing technology. This marks a significant new era for digital mass production, as the AMAZEA will feature an impressive 75% 3D printed parts…

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  • Photo of EOS launches Digital Foam

    EOS launches Digital Foam

    After nearly 80 years with minimal innovation, the foam industry is now employing 3D printing to produce products that are more comfortable, safer, lighter, and can be customized for each individual. Now EOS North America and its Additive Minds applied engineering team launched their Digital Foam program – a hub…

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  • Photo of Adaptive: Carbon to 3D print high-performance bike saddle for fizik

    Just a week after Carbon unveiled an innovative 3D printed bike saddle made for American bicycle manufacturer Specialized, the digital manufacturing company has announced a new partnership with Italian cycling equipment producer fizik. The partnership, revealed today at Eurobike 2019, will see Carbon leverage its Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology…

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