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  1. Define significant? If you can move the weight 5% every version, it 5 years you'd have something with a 25% higher MOI. With how bleeding edge this is to golf, it's about hitting singles and not home runs. Despite what people may read, 3D printing is NOT going to take over the manufacturing world. It is and will continue to grow as a technology that makes the impossible happen. It will also compliment casting, forging, and machining... It will not fully replace them. I mention this because it's about context. There are different technologies of 3D printing, so I can't blindly say they all will work. But as a of rule thumb, if casting works, metal 3DP will work. When it comes to metal 3DP the two main technologies are Binder Jet and Laser Powder Bed. Binder Jet is not new, but for a long time it was very niche. Brands like Desktop Metal and HP has bread new life into this technology. Binder Jet is ideal for less expensive parts, smaller work pieces sizes, and parts you need in higher volume. Laser Powder Bed is the original metal technology and is 25 years old. It's best suited for higher part quality requirements, parts of higher accuracy, better surface finish requirements, more durable or robust parts, and/or larger part sizes. The main brands are EOS, SLM, and GE. Laser Powder Bed is what my company specializes in. Our 3DP is absolutely robust enough for irons, wedges, driver faces, etc. As example, Mold makers and die casters use our metal technology to make automotive mold and die tooling that lasts hundreds of thousands cycles, that's much higher part qualities required in golf. Asking when is Callaway going to be able print 50,000 sets under $2,000 is probably the wrong question? It's more, when and where can a 3DP component be incorporated into an existing design to improve the performance? Could Callaway 3DP an iron face to get into the next gen Apex to improve performance enough to justify a more than typical price increase? Could Callaway use 3DP and their AI design to really up the level of jail break technolgoy? Or could Callaway launch an ultra premium line, like PXG, that is all made to order like I referenced earlier? Not trying to avoid the question, it's just that it's not how to get into production in 3DP. There needs be a use case that is not throughput or cost to best use the technology
  2. Mass customization is the best use case for 3DP. Imagine getting fit for clubs and then adjusting the top line of blade length to your fitting. The club head would be completely personalized for you. USGA is the issue here.
  3. Hi All, I chimed in on the Driver vs Driver 2 thread before. I work in the 3DP industry and understand these applications at a deep level. I was featured on the DVD2 show. Happy to help educate people on 3DP. Let me know if there are questions?
  4. Anyone have some new feedback here? Any tricks to make the AppleWatch work more reliably?
  5. I tried to find that on the site and could not. I would appreciate that too!!! Could you send me a link to that thread?
  6. 1. Wilson / The Contestant would have made those choices. We worked off CAD files with static weight chips. I would assume everything was set to "neutral". 2. Not really. Wilson had to machine out the ID of the hosel to set the clubs up for proper mounting. Per my earlier comments, this was designed to be a minimal viable product and finished product. There's that we could have done if it was required, but it didn't make sense for the sequence of the show and where we were featured. 3. No. I am Jon and was featured on TV for this episode. Although they only showed us at the lab, I was at the AZ shoot. No one held back. It was quite the opposite, I think they would have gotten a kick out of fracturing the face on one of our clubs. If any of the trackman numbers looked wonky, it's because this was just an early stage prototype. 4. I actually forgot the exact time, haha. I think we built 4 clubs at a time and that build took 20 hours? If we had used a bigger model machine, we could have probably done 6 at once. After the build, the parts needed to be cut off the building plate, machined (drilled) for the shaft, and that was basically it. A key thing to note is that we built these as 1 piece. There was NOT a separate crown, sole, and face like a production club. The one exception was the model with the composite crown. We separately 3D printed a Nylon / Composite hybrid material for a crown and glued it on. The face, sole, and mounting area for the crown were built as a unibody.
  7. Thanks. One thing to make clear? The goal of this project was to make an "iteration 1" prototype. This is a minimal viable product to get a benchmark for how each design performs. We did not try to build a late stage prototype or a retail grade product. We could have done that, but it was not the purpose. If you wondered why the Trackman numbers seemed low, this is why.
  8. Hi All, My name is Jon. I work for EOS 3D printing and we supported Wilson in Driver vs Driver this year. We provided the 3D printed Ti clubs hit by the tour pros. Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy to help: https://golfweek.com/2018/10/14/golf-on-tv-reality-series-offers-viewers-a-class-in-drivers-ed/
  9. Jon Chicago area, IL USA Ping G Yellow Dot / Nippon NS Modus 105 S Flex 7 Iron = 175 yards Note: Write hockey equipment reviews for TheGoalNet.com regularly and very proficient at it
  10. Anyone have a picture of Lunar Control 4 iD with a silver metallic swoosh ?
  11. First name, home state/province/country Jon Chicagoland IL USA Your current driver, current shaft and current flex SLDR, Oban Devotion 06 Swing speed and average carry 105 and 260
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