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Adidas taps new manufacturing method to take 3D-printed shoes mainstream

Adidas taps new manufacturing method to take 3D-printed shoes mainstream

Previously, Adidas had unveiled concept auto sneakers with 3D-printed soles, though the results were mixed-having tested the triple black FutureCraft runners from past year, we can safely say they weren't almost as lightweight or comfortable as the regular Adidas Ultra Boost. The Silicon Valley-based company creates 3D products by blasting liquid with light, which Adidas says will allow it to operate on "a completely different manufacturing scale".

As for Digital Light Synthesis, it's a breakthrough process pioneered by Carbon, which uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics and programmable liquid resins to generate high-performance, durable polymeric products.

To begin with, only 5,000 pairs of the runners - yet to be priced - will be released before the end of the year, but adidas aims to produce 100,000 pairs in total by the end of 2018.

Adidas is dipping its toe in the 3D printing industry, using the latest technology create its "Futurecraft 4D" shoe. The company also notes that Carbon will become an integral part of its Speedfactory, which creates custom shoes for athletes. It's faster, too-between 25 and 100 times faster than traditional 3D printers, according to Carbon CEO and cofounder Joseph DeSimone.

Adidas and Carbon's Futurecraft 4D shoe sole.

If you believe the hype, the 3D-printed vehicle may play a role in the auto industry's future.

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However, Carobn's technology allows Adidas to overcome those obstacles.

Initially Adidas will release 300 pairs of the Futurecraft 4D trainers in April 2017.

The Futurecraft 4D shoe, which features a 3D-printed midsole made using Carbon technology.

"Without these limitations posed by traditional production methods, Adidas can now bring the best and most innovative products to consumers faster than ever", Adidas said.

Adidas did not say how much the sneaker would cost. This explains why, despite having unveiled the 3D Runner in the past, Adidas has yet to mass produce any. "We can reduce printing time [.] which used to be tens of hours, to tens of minutes", said Eric Liedtke, an Adidas executive board member responsible for global brands. Without that "dead zone", as Carbon describes it, the resin would adhere to the glass, and they'd have to stop the 3D printing process and add more resin.

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