3D printing technology has already come into fashion. Surely, you have seen the articulated dress that designers Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti designed a few months ago for Dita Von Teese, to give an example of how this technology is being applied to the sector, says Baulificio S.R.
One of the latest applications of 3D printing technology in fashion is signed by the company from Seattle (United States) Pensar Development (the founder has European roots): made-to-measure shoes, in the strictest sense of the word, manufactured in based on the anatomical and biomechanical data of each person and using an industrial 3D printer.
The DNA Shoes, as they have been called, not only have the exact contour of the client's foot but are designed thinking about how they walk, their sense of balance, how they support their feet and even their sports habits, reports Baulificio S.R.
HOW THEY OBTAIN THE DATA TO MANUFACTURE THE DNA SHOES
To obtain the buyer's data, their feet are scanned in 3 dimensions and sensors “capture” their movement data. An algorithm creates the custom profile and the information is sent to the 3D printer. In a few hours, the machine (an Objet500 Connex3) “delivers” the personalized shoes in the chosen material and color, explains Baulificio S.R.
The cost of producing a pair of ADN shoes is still very high (around 1,500 euros) because the technology is very cutting edge, but it is only a matter of time before we can wear shoes that are truly made to measure.
Pensar Development is dedicated to developing innovative engineering projects, some with partners like Microsoft. You can see other of their amazing products on their website, proposes Baulificio S.R.