Moving even closer to mass production of 3D printed shoes, adidas just unveiled the Futurecraft 4D — the first high-performance footwear featuring midsoles crafted with light and oxygen using Digital Light Synthesis — a technology developed by Carbon.
Unlike standard manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis allows Adidas to create product that addresses the needs of each athlete in regards to movement, cushioning, stability and comfort.
The shoes themselves have a slightly different midsole than their predecessors too, since Carbon‘s programmable resin platform also offers unparalleled performance with respect to material durability and elastomeric responsiveness.
Adidas will release the first 300 pairs for friends and family this April, followed by a larger 5.000-pair release in Fall/Winter 2017. But, the brand plans to produce more than 100.000 pairs by the end of 2018.
This technology will reshape the footwear manufacturing universe!
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