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|Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos shows off 3D printed face mask after breaking nose|
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Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos shows off 3D printed face mask after breaking nose
Nov 26, 2017 | By Benedict | From 3ders
Sergio Ramos, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national soccer team, will wear a 3D printed mask after breaking his nose during a match. The ultra-lightweight mask is made from a 3D printable carbon fiber material also used in Formula 1 cars and aerospace components.
Footballer Sergio Ramos will don a 3D printed mask to protect a broken nose
There weren’t many reasons to cheer during the big Madrid derby on Saturday: city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid fought out a goalless draw, keeping both sides level on 24 points and leaving them ten points adrift of Barcelona, who lead the La Liga table.
Zaragoza-headquarted Younext, a subsidiary of Podoactiva that specializes in protective devices, has designed a 3D printed face mask for Ramos that will allow the defender to safely take part in training and matches without risking further damage to his bones.
Ramos is wearing a 3D printed Younext mask to protect his injury
Interestingly, it’s not the first time a Madrid-based player has used Younext’s services, and surely won’t be the last. In 2014, former Atletico striker Mario Mandzukic suffered a similar injury, after which the company 3D printed him a black face mask emblazoned with the club crest of Atletico. The company has also made customized products for other professional footballers and athletes from other sports.
Former Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic wore a 3D printed mask from Younext in 2014
The new mask is also tailor-made to Ramos’ face. Younext obtained a 3D scan of the defender’s face, then used that 3D data to digitally design a mask that would fit the player perfectly. The inside of the mask is cushioned with a softer material with a high absorption capacity, and an elasticated band is used to secure the mask around the player’s head.