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Established in 1506, the Swiss Guard is among the world's oldest military units in continuous operation. This is no surprise given that the Pope and other affiliates to the Holy See are not known for being excessively progressive. This tendency renders the Swiss Guard’s newest addition to its uniforms all the more astounding.

The guard's morion, an open helmet with a curved brim, received an update after 500 years. Farewell to the days when a blacksmith had to work for more than 100 hours on a single piece. 3D printing with ASA barely takes 24 hours and provides even more added-value – first, the guard will save litres of metal polish and corresponding hours of hard labour. And second, whoever pays for the production of one helmet will be immortalised on the inside of the brim with an engraving.

03.05.2019 Plasteurope.com [241971-0]
Published on 03.05.2019

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