Wilson Sporting Goods Co. unveiled the world’s first airless prototype basketball made with 3d-printing technologies. It was used by Houston Rockets’ player Kenyon Martin Jr. during the first round of the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest this past Saturday night. Not just a show piece, it nearly meets the performance specifications of a regulation NBA basketball, including its weight, size and rebound (bounce).
Wilson’s NBA official game ball won’t be seeing any changes, as it continues to be made of the same leather materials, eight-panel configuration, and performance specifications currently in use. The airless prototype basketball was made possible by General Lattice’s computational design services, DyeMansion’s color & finishing solutions, and EOS’s additive manufacturing. If you never want to miss, this airless prototype basketball needs to be paired with the world’s first flying robotic hoop.
- Resume Printing Function: Ender 3 has the ability to resume printing even after a power outage or lapse occurs.
- Easy and Qucik Assembly: It comes with several assembled parts, you only need about 2 hours to assemble 20 nuts well.
- Advanced Extruder Technology: Upgraded extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrustion; V-shape with POM wheels make it move noiseless,...
We are so proud to unveil Wilson’s 3D Airless Prototype basketball as a physical manifestation of our continued commitment to sport innovation. This is just one example of how our team approaches the game and why we are the number one basketball company in the world today,” said Kevin Murphy, General Manager, Team Sports at Wilson.