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

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

Written by Paul

December 12, 2020

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, is it really as prevalent as we think, or is it all just a matter of hype?

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A pair of Australian researchers, from Deakin University and the University of Technology Sydney , were curious to know the answer, and recently published a paper, “ Is additive manufacturing improving performance in Sports? A systematic review ,” on the subject in The Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology .

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“Sport is an industry that may benefit from the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing (AM), and the media has portrayed increasing adoption of the technology in sports products. This systematic review aimed to consolidate and interpret the available empirical evidence concerning applications of AM in sports following the Preferred Reporting […]

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