11 — Fizik
3D-printed biomechanical saddles
Antares Versus Evo Adaptive is the first 3D-printed high performance saddle. With a honeycomb geometrical structure and shock-absorbing frame divided into functional areas, it was developed by Fizik through hundreds of practical load tests. The production of both prototypes and final products uses Digital Light SynthesisTM processes, an innovative technology deploying digital ultraviolet light projection and programmable liquid resins to make parts with excellent mechanical properties. The saddle is produced in collaboration with Carbon®, a digital production company headquartered in Silicon Valley. This product development model ushers in a new idea of varied series production: industrial products made to fit the body of each individual cyclist.
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