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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…

Carbon and the “New Future Additive Will Bring”: Exclusive Interview

While it’s the applications that draw wide attention to Carbon, and the advanced hardware, software, and materials that keep focus on the California-based company, ultimately any success comes down to…

3D Printing Business: Inside Carbon

One of the most undeniably forward-thinking companies in the 3D printing industry today is Carbon. Heralded as a smart company, Carbon is at the forefront of major initiatives in high-speed,…

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…

adidas and Carbon Announce Partially 3D Printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD Shoe

In its 2015 announcement about the Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype, athletic shoe company adidas predicted that it would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Then came a limited release of…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics…

Partially 3D Printed adidas Futurecraft 4D Shoes Launch Commercially This Week in NYC

The latest announcement from adidas is both exciting and highly anticipated, since they have been a forerunner (yes, we had to say it!) in using 3D printing technology—and forging ahead…

Carbon Announces $200 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Global 3D Printing Expansion

Ever since Silicon Valley-based Carbon first emerged on the 3D printing scene, coming out of stealth with its revolutionary CLIP technology in 2015, it has continued to be a major innovator in…

Carbon Takes On Foam Innovation with 3D Printing

Carbon continues to be inspirational in the 3D printing realm, innovating with new materials and working toward production scale offerings, as well as new software, support, and simulation features. Now, Carbon…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The…

Catching Up with Carbon: Key to Adoption for Production is to See 3D Printing in Real Applications

Carbon has been working to speed up the adoption of 3D printing — and not only through its high-speed 3D printing process, which emerged from stealth two years ago. CLIP…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Dana McCallum, Head of Production Partnerships, Carbon

To be a smart company requires a smart approach to business, and a major part of Carbon‘s approach to maintaining its place as a noted smart company is in paying close…

Carbon Continues Focus on Production-Scale 3D Printing with New Bulk Materials Pricing

Carbon is known not only for its industry-changing CLIP 3D printing technology, but for the materials that work with that technology. Carbon’s resins are engineering-grade and programmable, and together with…

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are…

3D Printing Showcases Smarts: Carbon, Desktop Metal Named Among MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies 2017

What makes a company smart? That’s a remarkably subjective question, of course, but most responses would come back to a few key points that set the smartest operations apart: innovation;…

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make…

Architectural Designer KXIV Lends New Look to Adidas Ultraboost, Featuring 3D Printed Lace Lock

Shoes, shoes, we love 3D printed shoes! And whether they are meant for lounging, dressing up, or running, it’s fascinating to see how the future of footwear is changing thanks to…

If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its…

Next Steps: 5 Predictions Driving the Footwear Industry by 2025

Last week was a huge week in both the $350B footwear industry and the 3D printing materials industries, when two companies I admire and respect, sports powerhouse Adidas and 3D…