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❝ The Vatican’s Swiss Guard soldiers are receiving a high-tech uniform update: Their traditional metal helmets will be replaced with 3D-printed helmets this year.
Since 1914, the Swiss Guard soldiers have worn vibrant dress uniforms inspired by Renaissance-era artwork, The Verge reported. However, the soldiers have to wear metal helmets (morions), which could become uncomfortably hot and cause burns. Last year, the Swiss Guard decided that it was time to upgrade soldiers’ iconic helmets with 3D-printed ones that were more lightweight and comfortable.
The times they are a-changing…