Snowboarding Gets A Lift From 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Services

3D scanning services wants to Shred the Gnar?

Who’s up for shreddin’ the gnar? That’s a little snowboarding lingo for the more common way to say “Broski, grab your stinkin’ board and let’s carve this mountain to shreds.” Who out there likes to snowboard? I personally don’t anymore. I snowboarded once. The first time and the last time. I had a bad experience of boarding down the mountain on a black diamond run. All I remember was flying down so fast that I couldn’t stop. I whizzed right past my friend and the only thing I remember after that was an opening in the trees. Whatever happened after that was flung out of my memory when I hit the ground. I only know that’s what happened because some other boarders saw my face plant in the snow. Don’t mind me. That’s only because I suck at snowboarding. It shouldn’t discourage others from getting out there.

3D Tech and boarding by 3D scanning

So instead of hitting the slopes, I just talk about them.  So what is there to talk about? Snowboarding and 3D technology, that’s what. There are a lot of you who do like it.  You’d be glad to know that 3D printing and 3D scanning services is making a difference for you and your board. Here are some differences it is making.

Bind it better with 3D scanning services

First, rumor has it that 3D printing and 3D scanning services is working on some better bindings for those boarding shoes. Who likes to sit there and wait for some guy to strap his boots onto the board. I mean, really! The snow is melting as we speak. There has always been a need to find a boot that can just snap right onto the board. Of course, the snap of part is not so difficult. The difficult part is doing it so that the performance of the board is not compromised. Using 3D printing and 3D scanning services Burton is making connecting boot to board as easy as stepping on the board. It’s called a Step On. All you have to do is step on your board. Three clicks later you’re ready to hit the hill. You can also bet your fancy Burton snowboarding pants that they used 3D printing and 3D scanning services to prototype their way to a solid product.

More 3D tech for boarding using 3D scanning services

Another use for 3D printing and 3D scanning services for making better snowboards is by using 3D printing to make side panels. The side panel is the part of the snowboard that protects the wooden core. The snowboard maker CAPiTA has developed a way to make a strong, environmentally friendly sidewall in a rather short time. Unlike traditional sidewalls, this thing is made out of one piece.

So there you have it. There are some way that 3D printing and 3D scanning services are making your snowboard run a bit more fun. I don’t it will be enough to get me back on the slopes.  I have moved on the more challenging sports like underwater basket weaving. No, but seriously. Get yourself some Burton Step Ons and some CAPiTA made sidewalls. After that get yourself a crunchy hat and start shredding the slopes.  

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