DEK is your one-stop partner for high-quality products, we make on-demand machining & manufacturing easy and fast, from prototyping to end-part production.
DEK offers premium 3D printed sports equipment services to create customized sports equipment to focus on the athlete’s performances.
We believe lightweight and durability to be the two key standards of sports equipment, and our 3D printing services help us achieve them.
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3D printing enables us to deliver top-class equipment for athletes by utilizing the best materials and modern manufacturing technologies.
As a result of our advanced 3D printing technologies, you can get precision, customized and high-quality 3D printed sports equipment that is better suited to the precision needs of the athletes.
The sports industry is turning to 3D printing, particularly due to the technology’s ability to produce prints using lattices.
We keep the final product lighter, cost-efficiency, better quality and enable a much safer pressure distribution for physical impacts with our advanced 3D printed sports equipment designing and printing capabilities.
It’s extremely versatile and can be used in any number of areas where precision is paramount. It offers speed and precision to make excellent sports equipment.
The accuracy of our SLA means your sports equipment prints are faithful to the final design, allowing you to identify and correct design flaws and collisions.
DEK provides you with the best 3D printing services for your sports equipment through advanced SLS technology. Considering its capabilities and robustness to produce highly complex parts, it can introduce major time and cost savings for your sports equipment. SLS is a perfect marriage of functionality, strength, and complexity.
As one of our high-demanding 3D printing technology, MJF creates custom parts with exquisite surface finishing in a short amount of time.
From excellent detail accuracy and user-friendly properties, everyone can benefit from our MJF printing technology to produce high precision and low-cost sports equipment.
It offers quick prototyping capabilities with exceptional quality, good accuracy, and a nice surface finish. 3D printing highly accurate parts with the excellent resolution are the primary focus of our DLP technologies. It is rapidly adopted in the sports industry due to its low cost and high level of detail.
It supports production-grade thermoplastics that are mechanically and environmentally stable as well as perfect for your sports equipment.
It can produce sports products that can endure exposure to heat, chemicals, humid, or dry environments, and mechanical stress.
It creates precision prototypes of your sports equipment that features complex shapes, fine details, and smooth surface finishes.
It offers more material versatility than any other 3D printing technology, including the ability to print multiple materials simultaneously.
DEK uses this technology to create realistic metal prototypes or small batch series of your sports equipment. SLM is quite versatile and can be used with many different metals including, aluminum, steel, and titanium. We have the right experience to deliver ideal results that surpass your expectations.
Before you, we have successfully manufactured 72M+ different parts.
Working with market leaders in the On-demand manufacturing industry, without the busyness and risk.
With the help of 3D printing, product innovations are becoming faster and customization is becoming more efficient and economically viable. To remain competitive, DEK introduced a new ideal for product improvements.
The use of 3D printing enables businesses to meet their goals of optimizing "athletes and their equipment" as an integrated system. By taking advantage of our 3D printing technologies, lightweight variants of complex sports equipment are possible.
3D printing saves time and cost by eliminating waste, reducing multiple setup requirements, and improving the fuel efficiency of our 3D printers.
It helps speed up the production process by offering a range of technologies and multiple systems. It also enables DEK to start printing your sports equipment at a moment's notice.
Our 3D printing technologies have a significant impact on lowering lead times. We can produce your sports equipment cost-effectively and quickly, as and when required, and can ship them within days rather than weeks.
Our 3D printing technologies enable you to verify your sports equipment prototypes. DEK enables you to turn a concept into reality faster than you can imagine.
To DEK, Dr. Deming’s textbook remark is not a theory, but a practice we have been conducting every day. We use advanced production technologies and strict control systems to ensure high quality. More importantly, the quality-oriented attitude has been so entrenched in the mind of every single employee.
In DEK, we never stop improving the quality of our product. This is how we differentiate ourselves from the competition and is also why we can remain on top of the game for so many years.
Yes, we will analyze your 3D files and make recommendations suitable for 3D printing.
Yes, we can perform surface finishes such as sanding, polishing, and coloring on the 3D printed parts.
Yes, after printing the parts, if necessary, we can assemble them.
Generally within 1-3 days, depending on your requirements, such as quantity, material, surface finishing, etc.
The product will be wrapped with foam cotton to avoid bumps, and then placed in a reinforced 5-layer corrugated box.
For small-sized goods, we will deliver them directly to you via DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT. It usually takes 3-7 days.
My experience with DEK spans six years and trust, reliability, and excellence are all attributes that make it happen. I found them to be conscientious, proactive, and progressive in their approach to satisfying my needs. DEK has been an integral part of our success.
I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with DEK for almost three years. I'm impressed with the service and quality they continually deliver. DEK has a talented and conscientious workforce that always executes its commitment to excellence. I’m convinced that they can accomplish any task that they undertake with full competency.
3D printing plays an important part when it comes to manufacturing premium-quality sports equipment.
It also makes it possible to produce custom-fit sports and protective gear with the most secure and comfortable fitting possible.
3D printing technologies enable you to individualize custom-fit sports equipment on demand.
In this article, you will learn every inch of detail related to 3D printing sports equipment and how it can be extremely productive for your business.
As with most manufacturing industries, the sports industry is waking up to the possibilities 3D printing has to offer.
One of the great advantages of 3D printing is its ability for personalization and customization.
It enabled the sports industry to develop unique equipment by utilizing the best materials modern 3D printing technologies have to offer.
Thanks to 3D printing, the new generation of sports equipment are lighter and better suited to the precise needs of the athlete wearing it.
The most unique thing about 3D printing sports equipment is the access to a huge variety of shapes and structures to guarantee a unique touch.
Functional 3D printing customizations of your sports equipment can include weight-reduction, improved aerodynamics, or more support.
There are many ways 3D printing is extremely effective in manufacturing sports equipment, including:
3D printing has been particularly useful for Paralympic athletes by creating custom-fit sports equipment to suit the exact nature of the disability.
Polycarbonate is a common 3D printing material for creating extremely comfortable and lighter equipment.
Most importantly, 3D printing utilizes the precise anatomies of athletes to maximize comfortability and protection.
The scan-to-fit 3D printing process starts with uploading a 3D-body scan to manufacture highly custom-fit equipment after performing structural and aesthetical modifications.
Aesthetical modifications allow you to choose between pre-defined colors, patterns, texts, etc.
3D printing allows customization in both aesthetical and functional applications. Different designs, materials, and finishes can make your sports equipment stand out from others.
Functionality and aesthetics are the reason for manufacturers and end-users to tap into 3D printing technologies.
There are many benefits 3D printing holds over other traditional manufacturing technologies.
As a uniquely disruptive technology, it improves the industrial parts manufacturing efficiency and introduces new polymer materials with increased capabilities.
It offers the following benefits:
This technology takes on some more complex sports equipment, providing designs that would be otherwise impossible.
3D printing is a major asset for the sports industry. The following are some ways through which 3D printing can revolutionize the sports industry:
The following are some of the most interesting ways 3D printing can provide new possibilities for the sports industry:
3D printing technologies are becoming increasingly popular among many sports applications.
In the sports industry, the use of 3D printing is not just limited to a few isolated sports (from surfboards and golf clubs to ski boots and sports).
Most importantly, the manufacturing of protective sports equipment that requires significantly better protection and performance is possible with 3D printing.
The following are some 3D printing applications in sports equipment:
High-quality prostheses for cyclists and other athletes can be produced using 3D printing.
It’s a fact that race cars with incorporated 3D parts can dramatically increase the car’s performance. The following parts can be 3D printed for cars, including:
Protective masks allow athletes who have suffered injuries to their face (fractured nose or cheekbone) to continue playing. Using 3D software, 3D printing can produce fully customized and perfect-fit makes that prevent further harm to the injury whilst it heals.
A new type of helmet is made from polyamide 11 (PA 11) and 3D printed to provide more protection in comparison with the less-protective foam helmets. 3D printing helps personalize these helmets through a 3D scan resulting in optimal comfort.
In order to get the optimal weighing to produce the highest MOU in a blade shape, 3D printing is essential. 3D printing help produce stainless steel golf clubs that can produce the most consistent and accurate roll for every putting stroke.
Bicycles that are entirely adapted to the cyclist’s morphology can be produced using 3D printing. 3D printing materials like carbon fiber renowned for their lightness and strength help manufacture optimal quality parts.
Manufacturing surfboards using 3D technologies offers athletes a more optimal and resistant solution. It’s an ideal way to combine eco-friendliness and innovation in the same project.
More and more sporting businesses are using 3D printing technologies to produce their shoes. The reason why 3D printing is extremely successful in manufacturing sports shoes is the possibility of personalization.
Now, athletes can wear fully customized shoes based on their needs, style, and their foot’s 3D model.
State-of-the-art 3D printing technologies enable manufacturing ski boots to combine comfort and performance. The enhanced buckle-less design of 3D printed ski boots guarantees blood circulation meaning more comfortability without sacrificing performance.
Safety is the key when it comes to helmets and a 3D printed diamond helmet liner is perfect for high contact sports like American Football.
3D scanned three-dimensional model of the athlete’s jaw is used to 3D print precision and fully-customized mouthguards.
3D printing revolutionizes the design of hockey helmets. 3D printed hockey helmets feature a lattice-structured liner that offers superior breathability, premium comfort, and elite protection and is fully customized to fit an athlete’s head.
The development of advanced 3D printing materials makes it possible to achieve more functional sports equipment.
3D printing materials like thermoplastic polyurethanes present a high elasticity and are required in some sports equipment.
3D printing thermoplastics also presents the following which makes them ideal for all sports applications where flexibility is required:
Lightweight and durability are two key standards for 3D printing sports equipment and this is where high-quality 3D printing materials find utility.
3D printing thermoplastic polyurethanes holds flexibility and shock absorption properties that meet the damping requirements for sports protection equipment and footwear and also hold superior design potential.
Moreover, high-performance sports equipment can be achieved with a much lighter weight with lattice structure designs that are possible with 3D printing.
Most importantly, 3D printing allows enhancing the properties of any high-performance material to make the most of 3D printed soles, shoes, shin guards, helmets, and much more.
3D printing revolutionized the sports industry by introducing high-performance custom-fit sports equipment and protective gear with the most comfortable and secure fitting possible.
3D printing enables athletes to perform structural or aesthetical modifications to their sports equipment to achieve maximum performance and comfortability.
It is a cost-effective and fast way to manufacture sports equipment with many functional customizations, including:
The level of protection you can achieve with your 3D printed sports equipment is unmatched.
Every single protective gear can be completely optimized for the experience of the player.
3D printing results in a co-creation of highly effective, lightweight sports equipment where practical and aesthetical customization meet.
The current sports industry has huge opportunities with 3D printing and customization.
The customization capabilities of 3D printing in sports removed the limitations the sports industry faces with other manufacturing technologies.
Developing applications for 3D printing in sports is fascinating that allows athletes from a variety of sports to solve problems and challenges they face.
3D printing has a fascinating impact on many sports by enhancing the athlete’s performance.
The ability to develop highly customized structured and sports equipment that is strong, flexible and lightweight has been a huge motivation for athletes to engage with 3D printing.
Moreover, it’s more accessible to a greater number of sports businesses due to its low cost and fast manufacturing technologies.
3D printing materials help manufacture stronger, more durable, and lightweight sports equipment to be resistant against extreme weather conditions and a large amount of stress and collisions.
DEK brings mass customization to sports using 3D printing technologies.
We encourage sports industries to take innovative approaches through all design phases – from development to production by updating the traditional design process.
3D printing can achieve noticeable results in the manufacturing of your sports equipment to get the best quality, performance, and comfortability.
We are enabling the rapid development of new sports products with end-user testable prototypes with 3D printing materials and performance.
DEK’s move into the sports industry is ambitious and we aim to participate in all stages of design and production.
Our new manufacturing capabilities and designs optimize performance and lower the cost of manufacturing your sports equipment.
Most importantly, our innovative approach to equipment design improves the user’s experience and performance.
3D printing’s design flexibility offers a more comfortable experience and improves safety.
We’ve eliminated slow and antiquated processes with 3D printing to help you reduce development cycles and increase the speed at which your projects are delivered.