According to Jaime Aldecoa and Maker Muse, “3-D printing is one of those hot technologies that sometimes gets a bad rep among the not-so-tech inclined. You see, 3-D printing is often held up as a holy grail of sorts, a technology that could someday shake up manufacturing and numerous other industries. And then people see 3-D printers and realize most struggle to print anything useful.”
Carbon’s fundraising now more than $680 million. According to Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Carbon’s CEO and Co-Founder, “With the Carbon Platform, powered by our Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, companies are finally breaking free of the constraints of traditional polymer manufacturing methods to make what’s next now and at speeds and volumes never before possible.
According to Greg Penner, Founder and General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners and Chairman of Walmart, “What impresses me about Carbon is their diversification across markets and industries. Through their partnerships with large-scale manufacturers in automotive, healthcare, and consumer goods, they are proving that, with their Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, additive manufacturing in larger scale production is becoming a reality across industry sectors. This is an inflection point for the company, and we’re proud to be able to contribute to Carbon’s future success.”
According to Jim Goetz, Partner at Sequoia Capital, “Carbon has cracked the code on 3D printing at scale, as evidenced by its impressive growth in implementation and products brought to market with companies such as Adidas, Ford, Lamborghini, and Riddell. They are truly delivering on their vision to provide the world’s first fully integrated digital manufacturing platform for high-volume production, and they are well on their way to transforming the 3D printing world.”
3D Printed Footwear industry 2019-2029. According to the researcher forecasts,” the 3D printed footwear industry to grow into an overall $5.9 billion revenue opportunity, making footwear arguably the single most relevant consumer vertical for 3D printing and representing 1.5% of overall global footwear revenues by 2029.
Key firms in this segment include 3ntr, 3D Systems, 3DTi, Adidas, Carbon, Crocs, EOS, Brooks Running, Anta, Aetrex ECCO, Feetz, Kings 3D, New Balance, Nike, OESH Shoes, Phits, Prodways, RESA, Scientifeet, SOLS Systems, Stratasys, Superfeet, Under Armour, Union Tech, Voxel8, Wiivv, Zoles and several more”.
According to some comments, “I knew he had reserve carbon wheels. Carbon trail bike…..meh. Santa Cruz is becoming the Lamborghini’s of the bicycle world. So they literally made him a custom monocoque carbon frame and fork. Amazing Bike!!!😆😂😂.Carbon.carbon. Carbon! Best bike engineering in the world. Santa Cruz Bicycles prototypes rugged, lightweight bike with AM. Full carbon dream bike with 24-inch Reserve carbon wheels. Santa Cruz Bicycles relied on additive manufacturing to make a tough, lightweight frame for its new ‘Danny bike’. Using high-performance thermoplastics, they cut four pounds from the weight and went from design to rideable prototype within weeks”. According to Nic McCrae, composites engineer at Santa Cruz, “Once we had the latex bladders nailed, we needed to understand how precise we could get with layup and materials in order to maximize the new technique. Almost every carbon fiber product is made with a wide variety of fiber materials, varying in grades and attributes. Our production bikes are strong as hell, and we feel we have a good handle on our toolbox of materials, but the goal with Danny [MacAskill]’s bike was to push that understanding forward, and take advantage of emerging materials technology”.
Carbon 3D is really about to change the game with “Diamond technology,” the collaboration creates lattice design pads of resin that are custom built to a player’s dimensions and position. This is advanced manufacturing. The designs and manufactures to make protective gear for football and other games. According to Carbon co-founder and CEO Joseph DeSimone “We scan heads, and then you’ve got the shell of the helmet. The gap between the head and the shell is now customized. That space is now custom to everybody, and we fill that space with a lattice that controls the impact of the sport. It allows you to get really great performance as you control the impact that the players see.”
Carbon and Adidas are partners for production and manufacturing in the Futurecraft 4D. They have developed the first additive manufacturing mass production footwear, making before impossible midsole geometries possible and paving the way for custom, high-performance shoes that meet each customer of the unique needs.
Adidas will release 300 pairs of the Futurecraft 4D shoe to friends and family;more than 5,000 pairs are expected to release this Fall / Winter 2017 season.See below for the official photos of the Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoe
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