Additive manufacturing or 3D printing enables products to be made lightweight, custom-fit, sustainable and produced on-demand. Several sports industries have discovered the many advantages of working with this innovative technology. Think of running shoes with 3D printed soles and insoles, a custom-fit batting helmet, or customized (motor) bike handlebars.
This blog will elaborate on why sports gear is a product category highly suitable for additive manufacturing through a digital workflow. Continue reading and learn more about the benefits!
1: Meticulously fitting sports gear based on 3D scans
One of the most important advantages of 3D printing through a digital workflow, such as the Twikit software enables, is the capability of making a product custom-fit. Based on biometric data such as a 3D scan (or manually taken measurements), the software platform adapts the product geometry to the 3D scan. It allows for an exact fit around the body part that has been 3D scanned, for example, a hand, wrist, foot, head, leg, or torso and tweaking.