We are literally reinventing the wheel. When they were born a few years ago 3d printers Few could imagine the potential and horizons to which they could aspire. today we are combining technological advances with these printing techniques to adapt them to our daily life. A recent and very revealing example is Bridgestone’s new tires, which replace the inner tube of the wheels with a 3D printed design. The engine is being one of the worlds first in experience this transitionbut the sport is hot on his heels.
And just as Bridgestone has used the power of the brand to introduce this technology in the automotive industry, Wilson has done the same with basketball. The firm is one of the great references in the production of regulation balls for all kinds of sports, and has recently presented a prototype of a basketball that does not use air and is 3D printed. The ball was used by Kenyon Martin Jr.the player of the Houston Rockets during the first round of the dunk contest AT&T Slam Dunk last weekend.
A ball not suitable for people with trypophobia
Everyone was very surprised with it. cell layout and the intense black color. The prototype is born from the idea of the design company General Latticewith the finish of DyeMansion and the eos manufacturing. All, evidently, under Wilson’s supervision.
The interesting thing about this prototype is that, despite its futuristic design, it is not very far from Live up to any NBA regulation ball. Wilson’s design comes very close to meeting the parameters, which are measured based on the size, weight and bounce rate. The latter has been the most difficult to adjust, since obtaining the same sensation of rebound when there is no inner tube It is not an easy task. Even so kevin murphyGeneral Manager of Team Sports at Wilson is very proud of the result and looks forward to a future where perhaps this design will be the standard:
We are very proud to introduce the Wilson 3D Airless Basketball Prototype as a physical manifestation of our ongoing commitment to sports innovation.