Helmets for the guards of the Vatican will print on a 3D printer
New hats protect from UV radiation and are cheaper than the traditional metal.
The Swiss guard of the Vatican decided to change their centuries-old traditions: in the near future, the military will replace their metal helmets to a more convenient copy, plastic, printed on a 3D printer.
Pope’s Swiss Guards will ditch the heavy metal helmets for a plastic version made by a 3D printer https://t.co/wIU3Yb6mvy
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 7, 2018
New hats not just easier old. They protect from ultraviolet radiation and are two times cheaper.
Plastic hats are also decorated with the arms of Pope Julius II, who founded the guard of the Vatican in 1506.
The Swiss guard is considered the world’s oldest regular army, preserved to our days. Now there are just over a hundred guards. Traditionally, “papal guard” — citizens of Switzerland, a single Catholic growth 174 see They speak the German language and can marry only with special permission.
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