Personalized, 3D printed surfboard fins

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When it comes to sports equipment, the tiniest change in design can affect performance, which is why 3D printing is a welcome addition to the industry. We have already seen a made-to-order, 3D printed ankle ligament which protects the wearer from sprains, and now researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia are creating custom-designed 3D printed surfboard fins, which can be adapted for each particular surfer or wave. The fin of the surfboard is essential for control and stability while surfing, but they are currently created using moulds, making them very expensive to customize on an individual basis. By…

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