3D-Printed Kayak Can Be Tailored To The Paddler’s Size [Video]

3D-Printed Kayak Can Be Tailored To The Paddler’s Size [Video]

Boat created with a custom-built printer and built to fit the owner's height and weight.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 21 march 2014

Jim Smith, the engineer behind the website Grass Roots Engineering, has created a perfectly usable 3D-printed kayak.

The kayak measures around 17 feet long, weighs about 65 pounds, and cost $500 to make. Smith used ABS plastic, machine screws, brass threaded inserts, and silicone caulk to create the whole thing.

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