Footwear Industry

3D PRINTING SOLUTIONS FOR The Footwear industry

LuxCreo Provides the Industrialized Ultra-fast 3D Printer for Footwear Printing

LuxCreo's DLP Industrialized Ultra-Fast 3D Printer - Lux 3 and Lux 3L, Designed to provide versatile performance with fast, functional prototyping capabilities and high-throughput footwear production.

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Bisca360: The World’s First 3D Printed Waterproof Shoes

LuxCreo Provides the Materials Designed for Sports Shoe Midsoles

LuxCreo’s EM materials, possessing excellent elasticity and tear resistance, they are suitable for the production of parts that need to be bent, stretched, or compressed hundreds of thousands of cycles without compromising on performance. For example, EM⁺21 is an ideal fit for any application requiring cushioning, including sports shoe midsoles, automotive interiors, and industrial suspensions.

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Long-Lasting Design

Because LuxCreo shoes are custom made, we are able to reduce 30-40% of waste in the supply chain. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Americans throw away over 300 million pairs of shoes each year. These shoes end up in landfills and can take 30 to 40 years to decompose. Since our lattice structure provides infinite foot support, it decreases the need to throw away shoes and allows for continued use as if the shoes are brand new. For every pair of BISCA360 shoes, we eliminate two regular pairs from being thrown into the landfill.

Sustainability

LuxCreo's patented 3D LEAP technology is energy efficient. By eliminating the injection molding in our production process, we are able to cut down on costs and minimize potential setbacks in cases where the mold isn't created in time. Additionally, LuxCreo is committed to further increase the percentage of bio-based materials that we use in printing our products.

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3D Printing Applications in the Footwear Manufacturing Industry

The projected revenue increase demonstrates the continued adoption of additive manufacturing processes by footwear manufacturers. 3D printers have been available since the 1980s. However, many industries have only recently integrated 3D printing solutions into their production processes, as significant advances in machines, material, and software are not only meeting industry requirements but also enabling greater innovation with better performance production parts. Today many footwear companies use 3D printers to optimize design, prototyping, and full production.

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