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3D Printing and the Future of Athletic Apparel: Zensah® Compression Leads The Way

July 30, 2013

Zensah® brings innovation to apparel with the use of 3D printing

SALT LAKE CITY, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Zensah® is announcing at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (OR) its plans to incorporate 3D printing into its product development and manufacturing process. Zensah® will showcase 3D modeling and printing technology live at its booth, #39170. The Zensah® engineering team will demonstrate 3D printing as part of its constant focus to innovate sports apparel. Salt Lake City is hosting OR, the largest gathering of retailers and sport executives from July 31(st) – August 3(rd). It attracts hundreds of brands to showcase their newest products.

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing, in which a three-dimensional object is constructed by adding material in layers. The world is following the emergence of 3D printing and its varied applications. While its future role is still unclear, companies are using the technology to perform rapid prototyping. 3D Printing is a natural progression for Zensah®, its roots strong in technology and innovation. Zensah® is the first major sports apparel company to market and sell products created on a 3D printer. With this new technology, they are able to speed up production and facilitate the emergence of customized apparel and other products. Also, while many companies are only using plastics such as PLA and ABS, Zensah® is innovating by experimenting with nylon and other nonconventional raw materials.

“Zensah® was the first to introduce high-tech 3D seamless compression apparel ten years ago. This week we are again leading the charge in innovation through 3D printing,” said company spokesperson Ryan Oliver. “We see Zensah® as being on the cusp of a burgeoning field of integrating 3D printing with apparel. This will eventually lead to super smart textiles, wearable technologies, and things we haven’t even imagined. We are focused on creating 3D products that will help athletes reach their goals.”

About Zensah®:

Zensah®, the Miami-based compression brand, leads the growth for compression apparel in the running industry. The company is recognized for utilizing seamless technology in all of its athletic apparel. Their seamless compression products are praised by all athletes. Zensah® has the number one selling Compression Leg Sleeves in the US for Running Specialty.

Ryan Oliver


Source: PR Newswire