As this year’s Super Bowl looms more closely, fans everywhere are building up the usual level of excitement, rooting for their favorite teams and players. During this game, Panthers’ All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis will be sporting an unusual device, as he chose to be fitted with a 3D printed brace when offered several different options for supporting his arm, which has been rebuilt with a metal plate and twelve screws. The brace was engineered in a mere eight hours by the Whiteclouds design team, and then printed over a 30 hour period on a Stratasys Connex 3D printer. It’s constructed from rigid plastic and rubber-like materials, and encased in a soft, spongey foam. Read more at