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COBRA to launch LIMIT3D custom 3D printed irons

The golf clubs will be available starting on June 6th for about $3,000

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Leading golf products brand COBRA (owned by Puma) has been working with HP to 3D print golfing porducts since 2020, when the two companies partnered to create the KING Supersport-35 putter. That was an extremely limited operation to test the waters. Today COBRA makes many different 3D printed putters that are commercially available at competitive prices. The partnership has evolved to offer the first commercially available – metal 3D printed – irons, the LIMIT3D, which are still limited and quite exclusive.

COBRA to launch LIMIT3D custom 3D printed irons, available starting on June 7th for $3,000 in a limited edition of 500 While COBRA does offer irons with polymer 3D printed inserts, the LIMIT3D clubs are fully 3D printed in metal. They are available as 4-PW (RH only), with custom options, in a limited edition of 500 worldwide, with a price tag of $3,000.

To produce the LIMIT3D irons, COBRA used 316 stainless steel and 3D printing technology (likely still HP Metal Jet, a metal binder jetting process) to push beyond the capabilities of traditional casting and forging to develop a compact player’s blade profile that has a soft forged feel and the forgiveness of an oversized, game-improvement iron.

Using nTop’s advanced topology optimization software, COBRA took a muscle-back blade shape and added an internal lattice structure that allowed it to reposition 33% of the total clubhead weight. Redistributing this saved weight allowed the company’s designers to create a smaller profile iron with higher MOI (more forgiveness) and a lower CG (higher Launch) to make this the most forgiving blade you will ever hit.

In addition, the 3D printed internal lattice allows fine-tuning of the clubhead’s frequency at impact to maintain a forged feel and appealing sound.

Since 2020, the list of KING 3D printed putters produced by COBRA includes several different models in the Agera, Supernova and Grandsport lines, while irons include a prototype version made specifically for Kyle Berkshire and the Radspeed Irons with the embedded polymer 3D printed medallion.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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