Adidas changed rules of the game




with 3D printed shoes
Adidas, the world’s largest sporting goods manufacturer, announced today that it has launched a new 3-D 3D-based Futurecraft 4D , which plans to start its next mass production next year. Of customized products.

The German manufacturer is aiming to use 3D printing to produce futuristic sports shoes, in partnership with Silicon Valley-based Silicon Technologies, which focuses on creating innovative products.

Futurecraft 4D is part of the company’s effort to create high-performance 3D printed shoes based on consumer data based on their individual footprint, announced in October 2015.

The future of the Futurecraft 4D was generated by 17 years of data operation and was created using Digital Light Synthesis, a super-futuristic process that uses digital optical projection and liquid etching to exceed the limits of the past and opens a new era in design and manufacturing. .

The production method is known as the “continuous production of the liquid interface”, which ultimately relies on ultraviolet light for the 3D printing process. The company explains that this type of work leads to the production of more powerful end materials and speeds up this approach significantly than the overall manufacturing cycle.

The company plans to release 300 pairs of Futurecraft 4D in April for family and friends, 5,000 retail pairs in the fall and winter of 2017 and plans to create more than 100,000 pairs by the end of 2018.

This is not the first time Adidas has experimented with the manufacture of sports shoes by means of 3D printing technology. A few years ago, the German sports shoe manufacturer issued a limited batch of three-dimensional sports shoes and now wants to move the experience to a higher level.


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