How padel rackets are produced: materials and processes

Felipe de R Roa explains the production process of a padel racket, including 3D modeling, resin assembly, water transfer decals, CNC drilling, and vibration reduction technology.

Felipe de R Roa, a product engineer at Starv factory, provides a detailed explanation of the process behind creating a padel racket. The production begins with 3D modeling and 3D printing molds based on approved designs. Materials, such as fibers and tubular frames, are then assembled with resin and baked in an oven. The racket’s backbone consists of fibers, foam, and a tub, ensuring durability. After cleaning and priming, water transfer decals are applied, followed by drilling patterns using industrial CNC machines. The final touches include adding the cord, cap, and grip. New technology is integrated to reduce vibrations in premium and universe lines, and the rackets undergo compression and tensile tests before leaving the factory. Creating a padel racket is a complex process involving significant time, development, and research.