Rawlings Goes for a Home Run with New 3D-printed Baseball Gloves – Thomas Net


3D printing has evolved tremendously since the 1980s, and its applications have too. From manufacturing to hobbyist builds, 3D printing is now used in various ways to create, repair, or improve a plethora of items — even baseball gloves. Sporting goods manufacturer Rawlings has partnered with digital manufacturing company Fast Radius and 3D printing technology company Carbon, to develop 3D printed gloves for professional baseball players. Known as the “REV1X” series, the gloves are designed to “add stiffness in the regions where it is necessary and soften regions where a certain flexure is required,” according to TCT Magazine. But where did this need stem from?


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