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Batter up! Rawlings and Carbon bring 3D printing to baseball

Batter up! Rawlings and Carbon bring 3D printing to baseball

Written by David

July 15, 2021


From hockey to fishing , Carbon is making an undeniable mark on the sporting world, demonstrating how versatile 3D printing is for athletic equipment and applications. Its latest collaboration in the segment is something of a home run. The California-based company worked closely with Major League Baseball glove supplier Rawlings to develop a new, partially 3D printed baseball mitt series, REV1X.


Founded in 1887, Rawlings is behind many innovations in baseball equipment over the past century, especially when it comes to gloves. The company pioneered the pocket and web design in the 1920s with the help of pitcher Bill Doak, and introduced the novel Trap-Eze web design in the 1950s. Today, they are taking another big step with the release of the REV1X series, which features a lace-less web, adaptive fit, leather palm and gusset and, above all, 3D printed lattice support made by Carbon. The glove itself was designed in cooperation with Francisco Lindor, four-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Mets, who provided substantial feedback over the years to perfect the handy piece of equipment. Lindor—a Rawlings Platinum […]

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