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.
Scale your medical diabetic insole production by using the Lux 3L+ printer
LuxCreo's Lux 3L+ DLP printer produces a medical insole using our elastic material in 30 minutes for foot sizes up to USA men's 15.
Prescribed by podiatrists with a three-dimensional foot scan, they are tuned to the patient's needs with lattice structures, which offer precise support, comfort, breathability, energy return and resiliency.
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.
LuxCreo 2nd Generation Design - Dragon Scale Midsole
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.
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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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.
In recent years, advancements in 3D printing technology are streamlining the manufacturing process. Footwear companies are leveraging 3D printers to optimize operations, enabling fully-functional prototypes and increased design freedom. 3D printing improves the footwear manufacturing process with greater automation, and 3D printed footwear is projected to globally generate over USD 1 billion by 2023 and USD 6.5 billion by 2029.
Traditional footwear manufacturing is a time-consuming process that often limits designs. With high tooling costs and production limitations, initial designs, tooling, and prototyping can take months to complete and require significant investments. The final product design must fit the production method, and processes, like injection molding, can constrain the design. Products need to be developed so that tools can be built for mass production. Designers who work with injection molding must often reconfigure their product layouts to meet production criteria after the prototyping stage.
By the end of 2020, the total revenue connected to 3D printed footwear production is projected to reach $1.4 billion, an upward trend over the last few years. According to…
The short lifespan of footwear, especially running shoes, leads to large amounts of waste. Most shoes are non-biodegradable and end up in landfills where they can take 30 to 40 years to decompose. 3D printing can increase sustainability in footwear manufacturing and the final consumer product.
3D printing, either in-house or outsourced to a contract manufacturer, helps footwear companies control costs, manage their risk, and create a broader range of higher quality products. If you’re looking to partner with a contract manufacturer or expand your existing footwear manufacturing operations, choose a partner or process based on 3D printing to help control costs and reduce risk.
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