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Madibaz student-athlete, Wian van Aswegen, used 3D metal printing to develop a prototype putter.   Photo: FULL STOP COMMUNICATIONS
Madibaz student-athlete, Wian van Aswegen, used 3D metal printing to develop a prototype putter. Photo: FULL STOP COMMUNICATIONS

NELSON Mandela University student-athlete, Wian van Aswegen, has combined his love of golf with an interest in engineering to develop a putter which is sure to attract the attention of golfers.

The 21-year-old, a fourth-year engineering student, who plays for the Madibaz team, developed the idea following a discussion with lecturer Clive Hands, who heads the university’s Advanced Engineering Design Group (AEDG).

The prototype putter base was constructed by way of 3D metal (plastic is commonly used) printing and carbon composite was added as weights.

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