SportTechie: How 3-D printing helped the U.S. Olympic luge team get to a medal

With luge competition in full swing at the Olympics this week and Chris Mazdzer becoming the first U.S. athlete to medal in the men’s singles, Stratasys is hoping its work with USA Luge last summer will contribute to additional success on the track.

Stratasys SSYS, +2.72% partnered with the team to 3-D print molds for customized parts that the team then implemented into sled prototypes. The quick pace of the turnaround of new molds enabled the team to make quicker changes to sleds and experiment with new designs closer than ever to the start of the competition. Two U.S.

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