Nike developing 3D printed shoes for NFL

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Nike’s contribution to the NFL will soon extend beyond Color Rush uniforms and two-tone helmets.

The shoe and apparel giant is working with HP to develop shoes that can be manufactured by NFL teams with 3D printers, via itbusiness.ca. The process of rapid prototyping will allow for adjustments and customizations to be made quickly and efficiently.

It won’t be the first time that equipment from a 3D printer made its way on to the NFL gridiron. In Super Bowl 50, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis protected his broken arm with a sleeve that came from a 3D printer.

17 responses to “Nike developing 3D printed shoes for NFL

  1. xlivsaints says:
    November 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    Why

    You can digitize a foot in many different positions with scanning CMMs. With that math data you can use CAD to develop the ultimate shoes for specific individuals. One can even add modifications to the design to accommodate injury or enhance performance.

  2. proudlydeletingtruth says:
    November 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    Why is it that all these products made faster and more efficiently with robots,3D printers,and CNC machines instead of paid human workers end up costing consumers more and more?
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    Because right now the technology is still more expensive than human labor. At some point someone will make the technology easy enough for the layman to use.

  3. Occam’s Whiskey Bottle says:
    November 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    proudlydeletingtruth says:
    November 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    Why is it that all these products made faster and more efficiently with robots,3D printers,and CNC machines instead of paid human workers end up costing consumers more and more?
    __________________________________________________________________

    Because right now the technology is still more expensive than human labor. At some point someone will make the technology easy enough for the layman to use.

    So since the 80s they still haven’t figured it out?

  4. captainwhodat says:
    November 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm
    …in the not too distant future, ai players will be coming from a 3d printers…just ask musk…no injuries, no baggage…

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    And no one would watch.

  5. While medical associated devices that come from 3D printers are quite good, all this emphasis on apparel and the like is just dollars for the NFL.
    WHY don’t they spend as much time actually making the product they are supposedly selling, football, better!!!!!
    The ratings are down because the market is saturated and the quality of play is diminishing. Rodney Harrison hit the nail on the head when he was saying that years ago there were always a lot of football players that came out of college, but now, it was more athletes that come out of college and lack the fundamentals. THAT is another reason why the quality has of play has diminished.

  6. Since the NFL only responds to money ; maybe these fools would realize they’d sell more by making Throwback Thursday’s as opposed to Throw Up Thursday with those ridiculous color Rush costumes … compare the orange Dolphin crap with the classic throwback

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