3D printing in footwear is still in its early stages but insiders are convinced the technology will completely transform the industry. Adidas now sell an entirely 3D printed shoe, and a number of specialist firms can produce shoes custom printed to fit the exact dimensions of individual customer’s feet. As the technology becomes more widespread, the latest styles will be able to hit the market much more quickly, and firms will no longer have to rely on cheap out-sourced labor. It will be possible for even small companies to manufacture their own original designs on their own premises, cutting out transportation and storage costs and taking back full control over quality. The mid-sized ProtoFab SLA450 is perfect for the requirements of footwear industry, find out more here.
It’s well known that 3D printing is revolutionizing industries like dentistry and aerospace, but 3D printing is also having a major impact in places not everyone might expect.