April 23, 2021

Protolabs and Hacksmith 3D Print Metal Grappling Hook from The Mandalorian

By Protolabs

The crew at Hacksmith Industries are pros in taking fictional ideas from comics, movies, and video games, and making actual functioning prototypes. So naturally, we teamed up to help them create the world’s fastest grappling hook winch, made famous on The Mandalorian series.

We provided a 3D-printed metal revolving spool, built with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), for the winch, which controls the rope connected to the grappling hook. As you will see in the Hacksmith video, the winch was able to easily lift as much as 200 lbs.—a testament to the durability and strength of metal 3D-printed parts.

Through their YouTube channel, Hacksmith Industries aims to inspire the next generation to consider STEM fields. We were excited to play a role in that mission with their latest video.