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I wonder if 3D printing might be the next big thing in ski boot shell building.  The idea of trying to get boots fitted to my nearly impossible feet (my current boots are probably a size too big) makes me cringe, and the first thing I thought of, hearing of the coming 3D printing revolution, is shells that needed no grinding -- built exactly to fit.

 

Has anybody thought of getting into this? 3D Systems sells desktop printers (disclosure: I own stock), though I'm not clear that the plastics would be appropriate.

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it's worth watching, we're testing a few bits but it's a good while away, making a "tollerant" product and getting the right plastics at the right temperature and pressure for strength, price and durability is a tough ask. Dalbello use one, but only for parts before taking the over to their milling machines for metal manufacturing. interesting projects ahead.
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