June 12, 2014 AT 2:00 am

Nike launches 3D-printed sports bag for Brazil 2014 World Cup #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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If there was any doubt that 3D printing has reached the world stage, these are now put to rest. Nike launches 3D-printed sports bag for Brazil 2014 World Cup, from Dezeen.com:

Sportswear company Nike has designed a 3D-printed sports bag for players taking part in the FIFA World Cup 2014, kicking off next week in Brazil.

The brand claims that the Nike Football Rebento duffle bag is the first world’s first 3D-printed football bag. It has been designed as a sports equipment holder for football players at the 2014 World Cup.

Named after the Portuguese word for “explode”, the bags will be given to players selected by Nike including Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

…Nike 3D-printed the mesh covering of the bag using laser-sintered nylon, in a pattern referencing the stud plate on the bottom of their Flyknit boots.

The intertwining mesh on the bag’s base is also created with similar techniques used for the Flyknit material.

The bags feature gold detailing, with the player’s names engraved into gold plates on two sides….

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