Jon Owen

Team USA Luge

Technical Projects Director
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Going for the Gold: How 3D Printing Helps Team USA Luge Become More Competitive

Talk Abstract:
Luge racing is a demanding sport – where just fractions of a second can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Traveling at more than 80 miles per hour, riders depend on comfortable, aerodynamic and custom sled designs to win races. Learn how additive manufacturing solutions from companies like Stratasys are being put to the test in the creation, production and testing of this competitive racing gear – enabling athletes to move faster in the shop and on the track.

An athlete and former Olympian, Jon Owen currently serves as Technical Projects Director for USA Luge. Owen competed in the luge games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1988 – and was the first athlete to test ride the luge, bobsled and skeleton race track in Park City Utah.