Building Olympians, Layer by Layer

A 3D printer from Stratasys was used to create customized hilt grips for Japan’s Olympic fencing team.


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These personalized fencing hilts were produced by the University of Tsukuba
on a multi-material Objet350 Connex 3D printer from Stratasys.


This case study from Stratasys gives a brief glimpse into some of the technology that goes into improving performance for Olympic athletes. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba, Japan used an Objet350 Connex multi-material 3D printer to create customized hilt grips for Japan’s fencing team, which won the Silver in the London 2012 games.