Adidas Unveils Futurecraft 4D Shoe Made From Continuous Liquid Interface Production

Published by , April 11, 2017 7:19 am

(Slashgear)  Adidas has unveiled its Futurecraft 4D shoe and announced it plans to sell 5,000 pairs of by this model by the end of this year. The Futurecraft 4D features a mid-sole that has been produced using a method known as Continuous Liquid Interface Production, a process that was created by the 3D printing startup Carbon. The method revolves around using ultraviolet light to solidify the shape of a design that’s come from liquid polymer resin.
Continuous Liquid Interface Production is not only a faster method of production that additive printing, but it also allows Adidas to pursue it goal of making 3D-printed shoes that are personalized for wearers’ foot shape and gait. The technology is still new and a ways off from being used for mass production, but as Adidas’ head of technology Gerd Manz notes, “This is a milestone, not only for us as a company, but also for the industry. We’ve cracked some of the boundaries.”

Tags: , ,