This fall, we took a trip up to Burlington, Vermont to meet with Burton Snowboards while doing research for an article on snowboard technology in our October/November issue (on stands now). While there, we stopped in at the Burton R&D center to meet with Senior Product Development Specialist Chris Doyle, the madman/tinkerer behind a lot of Burton's latest innovations. He showed us the rapid-prototyping machine they use for testing out new ideas, a 3D printer that can make snow-ready plastic prototypes in a matter of days, as opposed to months going back and forth with overseas factories.

This thing is awesome, so cool that we had to let you guys know about it. Check out the video below to see Chris taking us through the rapid-prototyping process and how it keeps Burton on top...

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