Signal Creates First Ever 3-D Printed Snowboard

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 9, 2013 10:19 am

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Signal Snowboards shows us just how far technology has come with the production of the first-ever 3D printed Snowboard. Known for its innovative approach to snowboard design, Signal has already created many nonconventional boards such as a Lego board, a board with a built-in iPad and even a board that doubles as a fully playable xylophone!

It was only a matter of time before founder Dave Lee and the Signal crew would venture into the cutting-edge technology of 3D laser printing. With the skill and ¬†ingenuity of GROWit 3D, Signal successfully “grew” a snowboard using a 3D laser printer.

Traditionally, snowboards are made of wood, laminates, resin and other industrial materials, but a whole new method has been thrown in the mix. With the input of a digital design and some carbon-based powder, the team printed pieces of the board and put them together like a puzzle. The board was then covered in resin and reinforced with a couple of metal rods making it ready to rip up the slopes. Watch the video by our friends at Network A to see the fascinating full process!

 

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