Wilson created a first-of-its-kind 3D-printed ‘Airless’ basketball.
The Airless prototype eliminates the need to inflate the ball, it relies on a 3D-printed lattice structure and research-grade materials to replicate the bounce of a traditional basketball.
The surface of the ball consists of small hexagonal holes, allowing air to pass through freely.
Featuring eight panel-like lobes and a familiar seam structure, this is a ball, unlike anything we’ve ever seen designed to play like the basketballs we’ve always known.
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source Wilson Sporting Goods Co.