Nike designs custom cleat using 3D printing technology

Nike Football accelerates innovation with 3D printed "concept cleats". Just like the Vapor Laser Talon and Vapor Carbon 2014 Elite, Nike once again is adopting Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology in the production of a cleat.  One of three cleats influenced by 3D printing technology.

 "Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is a 3D printing technology that uses high-powered lasers to fuse small particles of materials into a three-dimensional shape. Traditionally this process is used for prototyping, but through proprietary material selection, Nike was again able to create a fully functional plate and traction system in a fraction of the traditional timeframe and at a fraction of the weight."

(source: www.highsnobiety.com)