Sporting goods giant Decathlon has implemented 3D Systems ’ new Figure 4 digital manufacturing solution and materials to optimize its supply chain.
Capable of fast and versatile part production, the resin-dependent 3D printing technology gives the French retailer a competitive edge to drive faster innovation and better prices for its customers.
One of the earliest Figure 4 successes for Decathlon was a project to create new fishing weight sinkers for catching fresh water carp, a hard-fighting fish. Decathlon has been focusing on innovation for years, offering high-performance and novel equipment designed to make sport products available and accessible from beginners to expert athletes. Staying competitive globally, and keeping up with customer demand has led the company to apply additive manufacturing technology in its production process.
Decathlon even has its own 3D printing laboratory, the Additive Manufacturing Lab (ADDLAB), for testing ideas, designing prototypes and creating molds. A […]
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