The combination of strong, light materials and the ability to make customised manufacturing cost effective has made 3D printing popular for high-end equipment manufacturers in sports such as cycling and mountain-biking.
We are the only 3D print bureau in the UK that builds with plastics that are reinforced with carbon fibre or graphite.
Sport is often the cutting edge of materials development and the application of new technology. The requirement for speed and/or success can relate to lightness, stiffness and strength in the equipment used – and Graphite’s SLS materials include plastics with the highest strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios of any available.
The latest sport to take advantage of these materials is the world of competitive cycling, where Graphite is working with manufacturers to push the boundaries of what is achievable.