Featured Adida's Latest 3d-Printed Shoe

Discussion in 'Stranger than Fiction' started by Cody Williams, May 11, 2017.

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    "Using a method called Digital Light Synthesis the startup is able to print objects up to 10 times faster than other 3D printers. The difference is that instead of printing an object layer by layer from the top down like traditional additive 3D printers do, Carbon’s process is continuous and starts from the bottom.

    The liquid resin material also allows for a much more flexible final product compared to the material used by traditional 3D printers.

    Carbon’s machines use digital light below the printing surface to turn the liquid resin into a solid object. The object, in this case the shoe’s midsoles, are pulled up and literally formed from the top down.

    The object being printed doesn’t stick to the printing surface because it’s never actually touching – the surface is permeable to both the digital light and oxygen, which is pumped through the surface to always maintain a ultra-thin layer of air between the printing surface and object being printed.

    After the midsole is printed it’s attached to the top of the shoe, which is made from fabric using traditional manufacturing methods." - Excerpt from:
    Adidas’ latest 3D-printed shoe puts mass production within sight
    Posted Apr 7, 2017 by Fitz Tepper (@fitztepper)

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