PAGE, T., 2016. Performance benefits of sports equipment produced using rapid prototyping techniques. i-manager's Journal on Future Engineering and Technology, 11 (4), pp. 1-13.
Rapid prototyping is an advancing technology that allows the manufacture of parts through layering material, unlike conventional methods of manufacture that typically removes material. The process is becoming more and more
popular within different industries because of the capabilities that it can provide; there are also many applications of this process that can create improved products from how they were originally manufactured. The aim of this project is to evaluate how 3D printing techniques can affect athlete's performances when applied to the design of sports equipment, through looking at how rapid prototyping is used within sport. Interviews with athletes that have experience using 3D printed sports equipment would prove very useful to his project, however, the arrangement of this interview may prove difficult. Further investigation and review of current and proposed rapid prototyping projects will also be another research method used through this project.
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