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UFC Partners with GuardLab for 3D Printed Custom Mouthguards

by • March 15, 2016 • No Comments

Athletes are one of the initially to recognize the value of custom-created goods, as the ideal shoe or golf club can lead to actually greater performance. It should be no surprise and so that a number of major brands have leapt onto 3D printing to provide custom goods for their athletes. The latest is the UFC, that has partnered with GuardLab® to turn it into custom mouthguards for those people who love to pummel one another.

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GuardLab relies on 3D scanning and 3D printing to turn it into custom mouthguards, showcasing their proprietary Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARCTM) to ensure a effortless fit and proper protection. To achieve a custom mouthguard, that begin at $249.99 for adults for their initially piece, customers must initially schedule an appointment with a certified GuardLab dentist’s office to have their teeth 3D scanned. GuardLab and so uses a MakerBot 3D printing device to turn it into a mold for the actual guard. Now, through the UFC, GuardLab can be contributeing UFC-branded mouthguards to fans through the same system.

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UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski says of the partnership, “With the ever-changing landscape in pro sports, we are always looking for the upcoming cutting-edge advancement and advancement to aid athletes that compete in the UFC. We are excited to partner with GuardLab as they go on to create products that assist improve the overall performance and wellness of pro athletes.” GuardLab CEO Aidan Butler adds, “UFC is an amazing world-class organization, and we are thrilled of our partnership to equip and contribute their athletes with what we believe to be a transformative piece of sports advancement. We are committed to creating an engaging brand experience and bringing a excellent product for athletes everywhere.”

In addition to the custom guards, the partners can in addition work to educate athletes of the use of protective guards and the health benefits therein. UFC athletes, themselves, can obtain complimentary mouthguards at their actuallyts, that they can wear during training or while competing. That way, when those guards get socked out of their heads, the crowd can say, “Hey, 3D printing created that!”

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