The World's First
3D Printed Golf Shafts
High-Performance Putter and Iron Shafts with Innovative Aesthetics
The Snarr 3D Advantage
Snarr3D Inc. utilizes additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing, to fabricate high-performance putter and iron golf shafts with increased aesthetic appeal. The golf shaft, commonly referred to as the engine of the golf club, directly drives performance and has a significant effect on the distance, accuracy, and consistency of every golf shot. Snarr3D's patent pending technology unlocks a new era of golf shaft design, providing golfers with innovative shaft options to improve their game.
Enhance your game with a Snarr3D golf shaft
Increased shaft flex options for better performing iron shafts
Currently, golfers are limited to only five shaft flex options, often resulting in suboptimal fittings. Snarr3D expands the number of shaft flex options providing golfers with shafts better fit for their game and longer, straighter golf shots.
Optimized weight distribution for more consistent putting
With full control of the weight distribution throughout the putter shaft, Snarr3D's innovative weighting techniques promote better tempo and a more consistent stroke for more made putts.
Added aesthetic appeal for better looking golf equipment
Additive manufacturing allows for custom textures and patterns to be added to the golf shaft offering never seen before aesthetic options
The Additive Manufacturing Process
Also known as 3D Printing
Exhibited in this video is the additive manufacturing process known as powder bed fusion that Snarr3D utilizes to fabricate their golf shafts. The process begins with a blade spreading a fresh layer of powder over the build plate. A laser then scans the cross section of the part(s) being made, melting the particles and subsequently fusing them together upon cooling. Another layer of powder is then spread and the process is repeated layer-by-layer to build up the three dimensional part(s).
Video courtesy of NIST
Additive manufacturing enables the innovative Snarr3D shaft design process
Eliminates geometric constraints enabling unique aesthetic features
Cost effective, low volume manufacturing allowing increased shaft options
Digital, on-demand fabrication reduces product development time
Golf shaft research and development
Snarr3D Inc. was founded by two brothers, Scott and Patrick Snarr, who are currently Mechanical Engineering PhD candidates at the University of Texas at Austin. Since they were young, golf has been used as an activity to bring their family closer while also satisfying their competitive spirit.
Now, they are combining their love of golf with their additive manufacturing expertise to bring high-performance, aesthetically innovative golf shafts to market.