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 Dental Retainers: Evaluating Color, Fit, Cost, and Workflow

3D printing dental retainers provide a much faster and cost-competitive option. However, there are concerns on 3D-printed retainers including color, clarity, and fit. Today’s advanced additive manufacturing systems allow greater control over color and clarity while providing an efficient and streamlined workflow for 3D printing dental retainers.

How to 3D Print Dental Study Models

With recent advancements in additive manufacturing machines, 3D-printable resins, and 3D printing dental software, practices and labs can use 3D printers to produce dental study models faster than the traditional casting process. 3D printing replaces the many steps in traditional model manufacturing with a fast and easy printing process that yields a more accurate product.

Four Benefits of 3D Printing Orthodontic Study Models

With a long fabrication process, it’s desirable to cut down production time and eliminate some steps without sacrificing accuracy. 3D printing is an alternative to the traditional process used to fabricate study models. It offers numerous advantages, reducing cost and discomfort for patients, and contributing to more desirable treatment outcomes.

Five Benefits of Using a 3D Printing Dental Lab

Today, lab/practice partnerships are more beneficial with the accessibility of 3D printers. Advanced 3D printing solutions produce devices with a faster turnaround time than traditional and even legacy 3D printing methods. The innovative resins and resin-printing techniques used by modern 3D printers offer industry-leading strength, accuracy, and transparency leading to better end products.

Advantages of Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing has been expanding into many industries over the past several years. The 3D printing solutions used in additive manufacturing have many advantages over traditional manufacturing. Companies looking to increase agility, reduce costs, and become more resilient to supply chain disruptions should consider the advantages of additive manufacturing to improve traditional manufacturing processes and to directly produce finished parts.

The Benefits of 3D-Printed Orthodontic Retainers

3D printing technology improves the retainer creation process by accelerating product turnaround time, eliminating the need for dental molds, and allowing orthodontists to produce retainers in-house.

How to Choose the Best 3D Printer for Dentures

Choosing a digital denture solution can reduce turnaround time and material costs. To determine which solution is best aligned to your practice, follow this guide on choosing the best 3D printer for dentures.

3D Printing’s Role in Prototyping and Low-Volume Production

Advancements in 3D printing as a production solution are also enabling additive manufacturing for low volume production. With tightly integrated solutions including 3D printing machines, software, and materials, additive manufacturing is enabling more effective and efficient prototypes through production workflow as well as faster time to market.

3D Printing and the Dental Crown Manufacturing Process

In the past, digital workflows used a combination of CAD/CAM software and CNC milling to make crowns. 3D printers could not make permanent crowns because the materials did not have the appropriate mechanical properties, and there was poor accuracy or fit. With recent advancements in 3D-printable resins, 3D printers can produce permanent crowns that meet mechanical property requirements and make them faster and more cost-effectively than CNC milling. 3D printing is streamlining the dental crown manufacturing process and can benefit labs and dental practices.

3D Printing Clear Aligners: In-house vs. Outsourcing

Advancements in 3D printing technology are improving the production of clear aligners. Today’s 3D printing solutions are widely available to both dental labs and private practices. Orthodontists can now choose between outsourcing aligner production to a lab or
in-house production.

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