Worlds First 3D Printed Snowboard

Snowboards have traditionally been made from wood, epoxy resins, laminates, and P-Tex, until now The Signal Snowboard’s factory crew.

Using new 3D printer technology, Dave Lee and Signal Engineer Jeb Ferria input a basic CAD drawing along with a carbon-based powder into a state of the art Plastic Laser Sintering Machine—the end result is a radical powder gun (no not that kind of gun—a snowboard) ready for riding in the steep and deep of Colorado. Signal Teamrider Matt Guess and Dave Lee put the board through the paces, and it passes with flying powder.

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27 comments

  1. TheDuey92 4 years ago

    you should have printed some bindings

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  2. Brandon Smith 4 years ago

    Will we see this board shape in the regular signal line up maybe a late 2013 or early 2014 release, I like the idea of the bigger nose, imagine the butters you could pull with that thing or make it big on the tail and tip narrow waist to cause for a flexy board? Just a thought , sick ett

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  3. rclan603 4 years ago

    Wow you should make one out of ductape like the mythbusters made a boat out of it

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  4. MarcoOrtizTorres 4 years ago

    Go COLORADO!!!!!!!

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  5. 666wishes 4 years ago

    i got a cool idea… idk if you guys have already done this but use newspaper! you can harden it and it be cool if it worked.. idk just a weird idea!

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  6. skatechocolate12 4 years ago

    dude, money idea!

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  7. Goldie6434 4 years ago

    Is this literally just a single layer? What did they do about the base? (The board looks freaking amazing btw, I dont know why but the jagged edges and reinforcing bars really strike a chord with me).

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  8. Network A 4 years ago

    Take a look at our Facebook page for details on how YOU can win a mini version of this 3D printed board!

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  9. WalkleyBoii 4 years ago

    Have you ever consdered making a couple ETT episodes during the winter and releasing them during the summer?

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  10. LimitedWard 4 years ago

    I’m pretty sure most modern snowboards require multiple layers of different materials to get good carving, pop, etc. while still remaining durable. I can imagine a snowboard made of one layer would be missing some sort of intrinsic quality thats sought after while riding. I’m don’t snowboard, though; nor do I make boards so I have no idea if my argument has any validity.

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  11. ginywiny 4 years ago

    ahah, wait, can I? 🙂

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  12. Tristan Mercer 4 years ago

    How much did it cost to manufacture this board?

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  13. kaichimon 4 years ago

    3d print me that Signal pattern for a stomp pad!!!!

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  14. ginywiny 4 years ago

    im from quebec, where its, in other words, cold as hell. The board would definately be a positive camber, since we need that good carve in the icey conditions, make the round parts aside of the board, under the nose and tail, wider, so it grips the ice while carving, but have a slight reverse in the tip and tail, to make a nice power condition board, and slightly easier to bend, the flex would be around 6, not too stiff, not too soft

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  15. idbeanabomination 4 years ago

    I love it and i dont even snowboard. I just love what its all about, trying new things, no regrets, etc.

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  16. Teddy Trozinski 4 years ago

    Im not the expert on snowboard shape, but the east coast needs a solid board that can dig into ice instead of glide helplessly over it.

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  17. Liam Barter 4 years ago

    Printception!

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  18. TJ Anderson 4 years ago

    Printing a 3D printer is the primary way it’s done. reprap.org. You can’t print all of the parts, but one day they will.

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  19. Teddy Trozinski 4 years ago

    might be a good powder board, but that shape would never work on some east coast ice ):

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  20. Teddy Trozinski 4 years ago

    next make some 3D printed bindings to go with that board, maybe even a 3d printed stomp pad

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  21. bedheadben 4 years ago

    Check out the RepRap, basically what you’re talking about. A 3D printer that can print most of its own components to duplicate itself.

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  22. Alex Shim 4 years ago

    Thats so cool :)How about making one out of shiny metal? Using lightweight metals that’s silver/shiny. Would be awesome to wear knight armor with it

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  23. TJ Anderson 4 years ago

    that is awesome! I know I have good ideas, but I also know that they are rarely unique. If I thought of it within 2 minutes of having the idea for a 3DP snowboard I figured it had to come up at some point during the production of the board.

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  24. 3dThinkTank 4 years ago

    Well it is actually starting to happen with what our industry calls the RepRap movement. now they aren’t printing the electronics yet, but i think it will only be a matter of time :)David Gurrola

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  25. IveGotYourSix 4 years ago

    what about 2 thin boards (almost like skiis) with a space in between only attached by the boots and maybe a couple rods. Almost like a sailing catamaran

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