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On a Roll: World’s First 3D Printed Skateboard

Originally posted on MAKE:

My first skateboard was a yellow fiberglass deck from skating pioneer Tunnel. Then I moved on to wood, but in between I rode the occasional plastic board. They weren’t made for ramps or street skating given their extra flex, but they were great cruising boards for rolling down the sidewalk or making a run to 7-11.

So I enjoyed seeing 3Ders’ post on Sam Abbot’s design for a 3D printed skateboard. It was printed with what looks likes SLS. Sam won a design competition hosted by CGTrader and 3D Print UK last month the design. His prize was a 3D printer and a print of his skateboard design. 3D Print UK calls it the world’s first 3D printed skateboard.

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Given its size, the board had to be printed in three pieces and put together with dowels. I’m guessing the board has a lot of flex like my boards of old…

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