Category Archives: sports

K-AMUG presents 3D printed airless bike tire

Based in Ulsan, South Korea, the Korean Additive Manufacturing User Group (K-AMUG) is a developer of 3D printing materials, equipment, manufacturing processes and service-related technologies. It’s latest project, a 3D printed lightweight, airless tire, has been displayed at Techfesta 3D printing expo in Ulsan, and presents the possibilities of future sports product design. K-AMUG Founded […]

UOW researchers catch waves to test 3D printed surfboard fins

Wanting to create the perfect wave-riding experience for surfers, two years ago, Marc in het Panhuis, Professor at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) School of Chemistry, and a research team used additive manufacturing to produce customizable fins for surfboards. Now, with a range of functional 3D printed fin prototypes, UOW students, surfers, and academics from […]

Peak launches world’s first 3D printed volleyball shoes

Peak Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in Quangzhou, has announced the production of a partially 3D printed volleyball shoe using SLS technology. The application of 3D printing to sports shoes is no novelty in the world of elite athletics: in October 2015 adidas launched the Futurecraft range, featuring 3D printed mid-soles, while Kenyan marathon […]

Breaking world-records with Nike’s 3D printed “flyprint” shoes

Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s fastest marathon runner, is hoping to win the 2018 London Marathon this Sunday, April 22, wearing 3D printed “Flyprint” shoes from Nike, inc.. Kipchoge, wearing Nike running shoes, has previously come tantalizingly close to running a marathon in less than two hours, with a time of 2:00:25, the fastest marathon ever […]

Australia races for Commonwealth Games gold with 3D printed gloves

Scott Crowley has competed in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Queensland, Australia, with the aid of gloves 3D printed at the University of Adelaide (UoA). The gloves were used in the wheelchair portion of the paratriathlon final, held on April 7, in which Crowley placed 5th.  At the time of writing this […]

Materialise and Tailored Fits go off-piste in 3D printed wearables market

From its beginnings in the 1990s, Materialise has been a pioneer in 3D printing supply chains and applications. Its founder and CEO, Fried Vancraen considers 3D printing technology to be “not just as a fancy new prototyping technology but truly as an industrial revolution”. This is evident in the company’s latest venture: custom ski boots, […]