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Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt facility just opened its doors, and is filled with 3D printers, prototyping materials, and other cutting-edge technologies to solve today’s manufacturing […]

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt...
3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic shoes used by individuals of all age groups and genders. The trends demonstrate […]

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic...
Shapecrunch Allows Doctors and Consumers to Create 3D Printed Insoles

Shapecrunch Allows Doctors and Consumers to Create 3D Printed Insoles

3D printing has made its mark in areas such as aerospace, with the creation of rocket components, igniters, and more. This progressive technology is allowing innovative automotive parts to be made for companies like Ford, BMW, and even Rolls Royce. But we also spend a lot of time, it would seem, discussing what 3D printing […]

3D printing has made its mark in areas such as aerospace, with the creation of rocket components, igniters, and more. This progressive technology is allowing innovative automotive parts to be made for companies like Ford, BMW, and even Rolls Royce. But we also spend a...
Win a Pair of Wiivv 3D Printed Custom Insoles or Sandals in 3DPrint.com's Latest Giveaway!

Win a Pair of Wiivv 3D Printed Custom Insoles or Sandals in 3DPrint.com's Latest Giveaway!

Earlier this year, 3D printed insole manufacturer Wiivv broke its own record for the most funded 3D printed project ever on Kickstarter. That particular campaign was for the company’s new custom 3D printed sandals, which are created using the same technology Wiivv uses to make its popular 3D printed insoles (which held the most-funded 3D printing-related […]

Earlier this year, 3D printed insole manufacturer Wiivv broke its own record for the most funded 3D printed project ever on Kickstarter. That particular campaign was for the company’s new custom 3D printed sandals, which are created using the same technology...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a technology partnership agreement, while Authentise partners with […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a...
HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

HP Joins the Customized Footwear Revolution, Powering FitStation with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on the side of a shoe box, everyone’s feet are different; properly fitted footwear can […]

Personalization is increasingly important to today’s consumers, and 3D technologies are making this a viable reality — and one industry significantly benefiting from an uptick in 3D scanning and 3D printing is footwear. No matter what the size number is on...
Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world conditions by 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke as she walked around the Materialise World Summit […]

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world...
RESA Wearables Brings Custom 3D Printed Insoles to Kiosks Around China

RESA Wearables Brings Custom 3D Printed Insoles to Kiosks Around China

Insoles aren’t expensive, and they can be purchased at most shoe stores and pharmacies to help with foot pain and discomfort. Depending on their quality, off-the-shelf insoles do provide some degree of comfort, but they don’t fully address many issues, leaving wearers vulnerable to further problems in the future. That’s why custom 3D printed insoles […]

Insoles aren’t expensive, and they can be purchased at most shoe stores and pharmacies to help with foot pain and discomfort. Depending on their quality, off-the-shelf insoles do provide some degree of comfort, but they don’t fully address many issues,...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of the 3D printed artwork and wearables she was displaying at a gallery […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of...
Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily activities such as walking can […]

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily...
Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I have since upgraded my FitBit, which means that I […]

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I...
Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

Prodways Introduces New 3D Printed Footwear Materials and Solutions, Collaborates with Nike

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but unlike most trends, this one isn’t likely to fade anytime soon. 3D printing […]

3D printed footwear seems to be almost constantly in the news lately. From collaborations involving big-name shoe manufacturers such as Adidas and New Balance to crowdfunded footwear from Wiivv and OLT Footcare, 3D printed shoes are the trend of the moment – but...
3D Printed Podfo Orthotics from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Peacocks Medical Group Offer Customization and Comfort

3D Printed Podfo Orthotics from Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Peacocks Medical Group Offer Customization and Comfort

Walking the dog…taking the stairs…strolling through the grocery store…jogging on a treadmill…all of these activities and more can be very difficult, and painful, if you are one of the millions of people around the world who suffers from foot pain. The large market for foot orthotics is growing every day, and while traditional methods of manufacturing […]

Walking the dog…taking the stairs…strolling through the grocery store…jogging on a treadmill…all of these activities and more can be very difficult, and painful, if you are one of the millions of people around the world who suffers from foot...
Walking with Wiivv: Review of Customized 3D Printed Insoles

Walking with Wiivv: Review of Customized 3D Printed Insoles

And I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, to be the gal who walked a thousand miles to review at your door. Disclaimer: I have not walked 1,000 miles. As possibly the last person in the tech world without a FitBit or similar, and relying solely on the really inaccurate guesses of […]

And I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, to be the gal who walked a thousand miles to review at your door. Disclaimer: I have not walked 1,000 miles. As possibly the last person in the tech world without a FitBit or similar, and relying solely on the...
A 3D Printed Perfect Fit: Wiivv Returns to Kickstarter with Custom Sandals

A 3D Printed Perfect Fit: Wiivv Returns to Kickstarter with Custom Sandals

Last night over dinner I was talking with my brother-in-law about the ghost economy in apparel, where billions of dollars worth of clothes are returned each year, largely from merchandise returned due to poor fit. He was taken aback at the depth of that pit — in 2015, $62.4 billion in 2015 worth of footwear […]

Last night over dinner I was talking with my brother-in-law about the ghost economy in apparel, where billions of dollars worth of clothes are returned each year, largely from merchandise returned due to poor fit. He was taken aback at the depth of that pit — in...
Wiivv Wearables Announces eSoles Acquisition, $4M in Series A Funding

Wiivv Wearables Announces eSoles Acquisition, $4M in Series A Funding

As soon as bionics company Wiivv Wearables Inc. received important venture capital for its 3D printed insoles and completed a $3.5 million seed round funding, it launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last year: the company’s customized 3D printed insoles broke a record, as the most funded 3D printed good ever on Kickstarter, achieving an astonishing 470% […]

As soon as bionics company Wiivv Wearables Inc. received important venture capital for its 3D printed insoles and completed a $3.5 million seed round funding, it launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last year: the company’s customized 3D...
Win Custom-Fit 3D Printed Wiivv Insoles in Our Latest Giveaway!

Win Custom-Fit 3D Printed Wiivv Insoles in Our Latest Giveaway!

One of the benefits of 3D printing is the chance to customize products, ensuring the right size, shape, design — and, in some cases, fit and comfort. Wiivv Wearables has taken the customized 3D printing product world by storm since winning the Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing three years ago, garnering investments and seeing […]

One of the benefits of 3D printing is the chance to customize products, ensuring the right size, shape, design — and, in some cases, fit and comfort. Wiivv Wearables has taken the customized 3D printing product world by storm since winning the Startup...
German Researchers Create 3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients with Neuropathy

German Researchers Create 3D Printed Insoles for Diabetes Patients with Neuropathy

You may have been fortunate enough not to have experienced the challenge of diabetes yourself, but chances are you know someone with this widespread disease and have witnessed at least a small glimpse into the struggles they suffer, caused by the body not producing the required amounts of insulin. Sometimes the ultimate struggle is just […]

You may have been fortunate enough not to have experienced the challenge of diabetes yourself, but chances are you know someone with this widespread disease and have witnessed at least a small glimpse into the struggles they suffer, caused by the body not producing...
Dr. Lelio Leoncini and WASPmedical Create Better Spinal Care Through 3D Printing

Dr. Lelio Leoncini and WASPmedical Create Better Spinal Care Through 3D Printing

When we talk about the accomplishments of the World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), we usually go immediately to the advancements they have made in construction. It’s hard to see past the fact that the organization is currently involved in 3D printing an entire village, after all, but WASP’s advancements in 3D printing go far beyond construction. For […]

When we talk about the accomplishments of the World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), we usually go immediately to the advancements they have made in construction. It’s hard to see past the fact that the organization is currently involved in 3D printing an...
Superfeet & Jabil Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Insoles to Market by Spring 2017

Superfeet & Jabil Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Insoles to Market by Spring 2017

There’s simply nothing better than sliding your feet into a comfy pair of shoes, as we all know. And while the brand may be important, for many of us the insoles can be crucial. Traditionally, to create such a thing in a customized fashion was a costly endeavor. As we’ve seen with the advent of […]

There’s simply nothing better than sliding your feet into a comfy pair of shoes, as we all know. And while the brand may be important, for many of us the insoles can be crucial. Traditionally, to create such a thing in a customized fashion was a costly endeavor. As...
Design Your Own 3D Printable Insoles with Gensole, a Free Browser-Based Tool from Gyrobot

Design Your Own 3D Printable Insoles with Gensole, a Free Browser-Based Tool from Gyrobot

3D printing has made amazing things possible in the field of medicine, but obviously many of those things aren’t possible for the average maker to create at home. 3D printing may be democratizing manufacturing, but it’s not necessarily democratizing medicine, and that’s a good thing, for the most part; as much as I love making things […]

3D printing has made amazing things possible in the field of medicine, but obviously many of those things aren’t possible for the average maker to create at home. 3D printing may be democratizing manufacturing, but it’s not necessarily democratizing...
Get a Second Opinion on Orthotics at the 3D Printer for Less Than $5

Get a Second Opinion on Orthotics at the 3D Printer for Less Than $5

One of the most time consuming things in life can be dealing with that daily and weekly mother of a to-do list. We might be guilty of procrastinating and holding up the completion process of checking items off here and there, but most of what we end up focusing on is making phone calls, setting […]

One of the most time consuming things in life can be dealing with that daily and weekly mother of a to-do list. We might be guilty of procrastinating and holding up the completion process of checking items off here and there, but most of what we end up focusing on is...
iMcustom Insoles Scanned & 3D Printed On the Spot—Wear Them Home in Two Hours!

iMcustom Insoles Scanned & 3D Printed On the Spot—Wear Them Home in Two Hours!

Not long ago at all, we couldn’t have even fathom that 3D printed customized insoles would be possible for the foot. Now though, industry competition is heating up! And iMcustom, new on the scene, is offering care for your feet—and fast. Today they’ve announced the launch of their new system which is definitely revolutionary for this […]

Not long ago at all, we couldn’t have even fathom that 3D printed customized insoles would be possible for the foot. Now though, industry competition is heating up! And iMcustom, new on the scene, is offering care for your feet—and fast. Today they’ve announced the...
Smashing Success on Kickstarter: Wiivv Wearables Breaks Crowdfunding Record for 3D Printed Products & Insoles

Smashing Success on Kickstarter: Wiivv Wearables Breaks Crowdfunding Record for 3D Printed Products & Insoles

Wiivv Wearables is a company we’ve followed for quite some time, and while we thought these pretty fancy insoles were going to go far, it is a wonderful surprise to find that not only has their Kickstarter campaign been a smashing success—it’s broken a record! Indeed, the bionics company creating 3D printed custom gear with […]

Wiivv Wearables is a company we’ve followed for quite some time, and while we thought these pretty fancy insoles were going to go far, it is a wonderful surprise to find that not only has their Kickstarter campaign been a smashing success—it’s broken a record! Indeed,...
On Kickstarter Now: Wiivv Customized 3D Printed Insoles Solve Common Foot Pain & Fatigue

On Kickstarter Now: Wiivv Customized 3D Printed Insoles Solve Common Foot Pain & Fatigue

Wiivv is in the business of making 3D printed custom gear with human comfort in mind, starting with the feet. Their custom arches are meant to allow active people to reach their potential without muscle strain. BASE is a 3D printed, customized insole which is made through a user friendly smartphone app. Meant to promote […]

Wiivv is in the business of making 3D printed custom gear with human comfort in mind, starting with the feet. Their custom arches are meant to allow active people to reach their potential without muscle strain. BASE is a 3D printed, customized insole which is made...
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