KJ Martin Slams Airless 3D Printed Basketball in NBA Dunk Contest


3D printing made its way into NBA Slam Dunk Contest!

Atlanta Hawks’ small forward, KJ Martin, debuted an airless basketball prototype, 3D printed by Wilson Sporting Goods, during the All-Star Weekend 2023.

The ball comprised of eight elastomeric, lattice-design panels printed on an EOS P 396 machine using specialised materials. The smoothed finished surface and colour were achieved by DyeMansion’s VaporFuse Surfacing and DeepDye Coloring technology.

The project was headed by Wilson’s innovation manager, Dr Nadine Lippa, a PhD in polymer science, specialising in sports performance.

Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/3Dbball