world's first 3D printed snowboard by signal snowboards
mar 22, 2013
world's first 3D printed snowboard by signal snowboards


world’s first 3D printed snowboard by signal snowboards
image courtesy of networkA

 

 

in their latest edition of every third thursday, california-based signal snowboards founder dave lee has teamed
up with growit 3D to create the world’s first 3D printed snowboard. 
due to size restrictions in the machinery,
a series of puzzle pieces are manufacturered using a carbon-based additive process, then bound together with
resin and vacuum former overnight.

 

 

world’s first 3D printed snowboard by signal
video courtesy of networkA

 

 

detail of bindings mounted on the 3D printed snowboard
image courtesy of networkA

 

 

the snowboard put together in puzzle pieces
image courtesy of networkA

 

 

the pieces are conceived using a carbon-based additive process
image courtesy of networkA

 

 

detail of the 3D printed section
image courtesy of networkA

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