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Athletic Equipment

Athletic Equipment

From running shoes to bicycles, athletic equipment and everyday footwear grow out of meticulous design and engineering processes to meet the highest standards. But a range of obstacles stands between initial concepts and final results, as even well-conceived products can harbor hidden flaws that not only compromise performance but also pose significant risks to customers. Industrial CT is here to help.

With Lumafield's browser-based Voyager analysis software, engineers can take precise measurements and detect dimensional deviations swiftly. Porosity analysis helps uncover hidden voids, a crucial capability to address issues of material integrity. CAD Comparison and Scan to Scan Comparison enable engineers to compare components with CAD models and other parts to quantify deviations, providing insights to combat misaligned assemblies and ensure seamless fits.

One of the great parts about Voyager is that anybody from Trek is able to go in, look at the scans, and look at your regions of interest.

Ski bindings

Alignment of the dense metal adjustment components and plastic injection-molded parts in ski bindings is crucial. Here, CT reveals and quantifies concerning internal porosity at crucial points of contact within the assembly.


Titanium driver

Industrial CT makes it easy to verify the construction of high-performance assemblies like this titanium golf driver.


3D-printed shoe

In this running shoe with a 3D-printed midsole, CT scans allow for easy inspection of the lattice structure and confirmation of proper powder fusion during the selective laser sintering (SLS) process.


Applications include:


The Engineer’s Guide to Athletic Equipment Defects