First Running Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles from New Balance
New Balance announced launch of the first high performance running shoes with 3D printed midsoles. The shoes will be first launched in Boston in April 2016. Subsequently they will be launched in select locations worldwide. New Balance is collaborating with 3D Systems for this product. The midsoles are 3D printed using selective laser sintering (SLS) process that uses a powder called DuraForm® Flex TPU.
New Balance started using 3D printing technology for shoes in 2013. With this announcement, they are bringing 3D printing technology to commercially available shoes. According to Robert DeMartini, President and CEO of New Balance, “With 3D printing we are able to pursue performance customization at a whole new level. The New Balance Innovation Team is showcasing the latest in performance running and these advancements signify an important step forward to becoming one of the world’s top athletic brands.”
It comes with all necessary accessories and 300g filament.
According to XYZ Maker, “The da Vinci miniMaker only prints with XYZprinting’s biodegradable, non-toxic PLA filament. This filament has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and Heavy Metal-free for your safety”.
Alerts : Always Caution for Laser, Chemicals, Equipment, Other Hazardous things. Be careful, Use proper precaution for using anything related.
Please read manual properly before handling anything. 🙂
Win $ 500 cash: 3D Printer Design Contest by EnvisionTec
Las Vegas JCK show floor has a Ring Design Contest sponsored by EnvisionTEC on May 29, 2015 between 10 am to 2 pm Friday. Participants can bring an STL file with a 3D printer design on flash drive. EnvisionTEC will be 3D printing the designs. EnvisionTEC will introduce a new 3D printing material QView that allows fast 3D printing.
They will announce the result June 1, 2015, at 1 pm in booth B6648. The winner will win Win $500 Cash or $2000 off EnvisionTec Micro 3d printer.