Polymer Composite and Materials Laboratory

2017 SME Digital Manufacturing Challenge Winners

​​Students Eric Gilmer, Jake Fallon, Camden Chatham and Andy Cohen won SME's 2017 Digital Manufacturing Challenge with an additively manufactured personalized golf training grip.   The  Virginia Tech team, advised by Professor Christopher Williams, was recognized at the 2017 Rapid +TCT Event in Pittsburgh, PA.  

"The Virginia Tech team created a Customized Golf Grip to facilitate proper swings and allow players to practice without a professional's supervision. The grips are custom fit using clay, which is scanned to create a 3D-CAD model. Using additive manufacturing, the CAD model is directly manufactured into a set of grips."  See the article from SME -  and read more in the August 2017 Manufacturing Engineering article-
Polymer Composite and Materials Laboratory​
Department of Chemical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
Phone: 540-231-4213
Fax: 540-231-5022
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