Industry News 4/15/2013

B$Z: Small ski maker turning to tech to battle the Big Guys!

Small ski maker turning to tech to battle the Big Guys!
Rapid Prototyping helping level the playing field!

RAMP Sports is gaining a competitive edge through the use of rapid prototyping for testing new ski designs and materials. With this system of production using technology normally reserved for making composite helicopter blades, they can take a design from the drawing board to the slopes in 24 hours! This allows them to test hundreds of combinations of materials and designs in a winter, which could cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars if done through traditional ski production methods. This allows them to actively compete against the larger multinational ski companies and gives them an edge no other ski startup has, and they are doing it all in the USA!