Winter Olympics: 3D printing helps France’s greatest Olympian scoop biathlon gold

Winter Olympics: 3D printing helps France's greatest Olympian scoop biathlon gold

Frenchman Martin Fourcade, winner of five biathlon gold medals at the Winter Olympics, has been shooting his way to victory using a rifle made with 3D printing technology. The rifle was developed by Athletics 3D – Olympics & Fitting and prototyped on a Zortrax 3D printer. Martin Fourcade shooting his way to victory and Olympic history (Image: Christian Bier) The biathlon is an unusual sport: its two elements, cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, seem to demand almost entirely different skill sets. But perhaps that’s why so many people find the sport so interesting: it has been contested at the […]

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