3D printing with metal – Replacing a cleat stud

I’ve just relocated to Vancouver, Canada, and joining a Rugby club was a great way to meet people and make friends. But I needed boots, and tracked down some near-new Adidas’s that were a steal because they were missing a stud. Not a problem in today’s world where you can 3D model in CAD for free, and 3D print via Shapeways for a lot less than the cost of a replacement (which I couldn’t find online).

The first video is a 2 minute overview, and the second is a full walkthrough. Enjoy!