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3D Printing Serves as a Bridge to Mass Production in New Endeavor3D White Paper

Now that additive manufacturing (AM) has demonstrated itself as a production technology, the scale up for the industry may be found in bridge production. As evidenced during COVID-19, 3D printing…

Adidas Gifts Messi Custom Shoes in Custom 3D Printed Box

When Lionel Messi received his 8th Ballon d’Or nomination, Adidas wanted to gift him something special. However, the company didn’t just want its gift to be unique, but wanted the packaging…

How Do Adidas 3D Printed Midsoles Hold up after a Year of Use?

I have been entranced with 3D printing since 2014, when I was just 14 years old. Ever since I learned about this technology, I have wondered if we could eventually…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: HI-RAM, Golf Shoes and Style2Fab

At Clemson University Shunyu Liu and her students are developing HI-RAM builds which is a metal 3D printing technology combined with synchronous hot rolling for increased part strength.  The MC87…

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Former Head of Yeezy-Adidas Innovation Lab Launches 3D Printed Footwear Studio with $6M Investment

FCTRY LAb, a Los Angeles-based 3D printed footwear prototyping lab and venture studio, has launched, and in the process, is announcing a $6 million initial tranche of private equity investment….

Layoffs Continue with 3D Printing Double Unicorn Carbon

Amid the continued recession, 3D printing companies are continuing a trend of layoffs. In addition to the likes of  Desktop Metal, Fast Radius, and Nexa3D, Xerox has essentially eliminated its Elem Additive…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 13, 2022: New 3D Scanner, New 3D Printer, Relocation, & More

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs today with a new 3D scanner by SHINING 3D, and a new DLP 3D printer from Intrepid Automation. Moving on to business, Adaptive3D…

Ye Debuts 3D Printed Boot Powered by Zellerfeld for Paris Fashion Week

Amidst outrage at his decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week while debuting the YEEZY Season 9 collection, other aspects of the show naturally flew…

HP Powers World’s First 3D Printed Mountain Climbing Shoes from ATHOS

Last year, Barcelona-based apparel startup ATHOS announced that it had developed a design for customized mountain climbing footwear, 3D printed from TPU. ATHOS is now announcing that its vision has…

Carbon Acquires 3D Printing Software Startup ParaMatters

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced its acquisition of ParaMatters, a software as a services (SaaS) company providing solutions for the 3d printing sector. Carbon…

adidas’ 4DFWD Review: 3D Printed Midsoles Really Bounce You Forward

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the adidas latest sneaker line to feature 3D printed midsoles, the 4DFWD. Well, my post must have made quite an impression on…

Latest adidas 3D Printed Shoes Feature Recycled Uppers

adidas has had more success with additive manufacturing (AM) thus far than possibly any other major consumer brand, using the technology to print over a million midsoles so far. Following…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 2, 2022: 3D Printed Pasta & Prosthetics & More

We’re beginning with awards in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Hexagon has recognized two winners in its first Sixth Sense cohort of manufacturing startups, and then on to automotive,…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 20, 2022: Metals, Fiber Batteries, & More

Starting with material news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Velo3D has qualified a new superalloy for its Sapphire 3D printers. Equipment manufacturer PGV is saving time and money with…

New adidas 4DFWD Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles Available for Purchase

Update: The new 4DFWD shoes from adidas, just worn on the podium by adidas athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, are now available to the public for purchase for $200. adidas has…

Adidas’s Latest 3D Printed Product: 3D Printed Sunglasses

3D printing is infiltrating the world of athletic clothing. The latest example is the Adidas 3D CMPT limited-edition 3D printed sunglasses, created using additive manufacturing. Adidas is partnering with the…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 16, 2021: Lincotek, Xometry & Autodesk, 3Strands & ICON, Proto21

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering business, software, construction, and more. Lincotek Medical is continuing its expansion program by investing in additive manufacturing. Xometry and Autodesk have partnered…

New 4D Fusio 3D Printed Shoe Line from adidas Leaked

The latest adidas sneaker with 3D printed midsoles has been revealed. Dubbed the 4D Fusio, the fluorescent-colored shoes were leaked by sneaker insider hypebeast on Instagram. The new shoe has a…

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Adidas Adds Automated Weaving Robot to Shoe 3D Printing Tech

With footwear, 3D printing has been making some serious headway, as numerous brands experiment with 3D printed orthotics and midsoles. In its report, “3D-Printed Footwear 2020-2030, an Analysis of the…

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3D Printed Footwear to Generate $4.2 Billion by 2025

SmarTech Analysis has put out its latest report about additive manufacturing (AM) in the footwear industry, titled “3D-Printed Footwear 2020-2030, an Analysis of the Market Potential of 3D Printing in…

3D Printing Unicorns, Part 2: Carbon

When a privately held startup hits $1 billion in value, it magically transforms from an ugly mare into a beautiful unicorn (or so the legend goes). In the 3D printing…

Adidas Kills the Speedfactory: Industrie 4.0 Funeral Date Not Yet Set

Adidas is killing off its Speedfactories. Yes, the 3D printing hypebeast itself, shoe manufacturer Adidas has decided to end its Speedfactories local manufacturing initiative. Just a few years ago the…

China: Case for the Mass Customization of 3D Printed Martial Arts Shoes

In ‘Exploration and Analysis Based on Mass Customization Design and Production of Martial Arts Shoes,’ Wuhan University of Science and Technology researchers Peng Hong and Xia Xinqiao explore the dynamics…

Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create…