Snowboard manufacturer turns to Penn State to solve production problem

Snowboard manufacturer turns to Penn State to solve production problem

A collaboration between snowboard and ski manufacturer Gilson and the Penn State Materials Characterization Lab made it possible for the company to craft its signature design—snowboards and skis with a unique three-dimensional curved surface that adapt fluid and aerodynamic principles to snow. The company, based in Winfield, Pennsylvania, wouldn’t have gotten off the ground had it not been for the help of material scientists at Penn State. After running into an issue with the adhesives which hold the board and ski layers together, Nick Gilson and his business partner, Austin Royer, consulted with their local Innovative Manufacturers Center, and the duo got connected with Penn State.

Curtis Parker