NFL Embraces 3D Printing to Safeguard its Athletes

Published 08/02/2016

NFL teams are now in training camp and the season is right around the corner.  3D printing technology has made an impact in the game earlier this year, and all indications are that it will continue this season.

In the recent Super Bowl game, Carolina Panthers (and NFL All-Pro) linebacker Thomas Davis didn’t let a broken arm and subsequent surgery keep him from playing in his first Super Bowl.

Davis turned to 3D printing technology to help get him and the right arm he broke in the last game of the 2015 season he played onto the field. This came about thanks to a 3D printed custom sleeve to support the metal plate and 12 screws currently holding Davis's arm together. Click here to read more

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