So this 3D printed wiffle ball bat was found sitting around in 3D Systems headquarters. We felt it should be put to judicious use, so we felt pretty justified in snagging it or a quick game of home run derby.
The bat is printed in a nylon material that started as a powder, and was then fused together using a laser. (This is SLS printing.) But it looks like SLS-printed bats would never meet regulations, because this bat is way too good! Since the nylon is stronger than the normal plastic used in bats, hitting a ball super far is really easy. As none of us are pro wiffle ball players anyway, this really came in handy.
We headed to the parking lot to hit a few balls, and felt pretty good about our newfound hitting capacity!