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Torrey Smith doesn't play for the Ravens anymore. But the San Francisco 49ers receiver left a lasting impression during a visit to Under Armour's warehouse-sized lab in Baltimore.
Smith visited the lab in Port Covington earlier this year for a full body scan. The resulting avatar allows the company to design apparel specific to his body and motion. Designers look specifically at how the fabric drapes.
Tennis star Sloane Stephens is also among the Under Armour athletes scanned at the lab for custom clothing.
The lab also contains robotic machinery and 3D printers that make sneakers. 
There is a fabric cutter with a giant cutting head that operates with a software program to maximize efficiency.
It's part of UA Lighthouse, the company's manufacturing and design center that opened this year. Much of the Lighthouse space is devoted to improving manufacturing techniques and testing apparel and footwear lines before the products go into full-scale production. The company would like to make more of its products in local markets. Much of its manufacturing is done outside the United States today.
The Lighthouse is connected to a space called Main Street, where businesses can develop new ideas; and the Foundery, which offers the public paid memberships to tools and a large work area.
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