February 25, 2013
Nike launches its first 3D-printed football cleat
Nike has managed to 3D print the base plate of its latest football cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon, reports engadget.
The boot was created using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), which uses high-powered lasers to fuse pieces of plastic together, rather than the more basic methods we've seen in the Makerbot.
Not only did SLS enable the company to produce a shoe that would otherwise be impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques, but it was also hammered-out in a fraction of the time.
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