Rapid prototyping

3-D printing and rapid prototyping technologies utilised for products such as footwear, produce 3-D prototypes good enough for design verification in the early stages of the design process coupled with additional benefits of saving time and material, while reducing travel miles and leaving behind virtually no waste during sampling.

Adidas have successfully been utilising various types of Objet 3-d printers to produce prototypes, resulting in shortened development times, increased prototype capacity, while enabling greater control over the sampling process.

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