Taking Footwear from Best-Fit to Custom-Fit with Additive Manufacturing

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Are You Ready For Mass Customization? 

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing are reaching an amazingly broad range of applications. And the drive for improvements coincides with a tipping point in demands for ever-more personalized footwear.

Leading the sprint is the market for athletic footwear, now worth close to $50 billion and embracing every modern digital manufacturing technique possible. But, athletic footwear isn’t alone – the expansive market for footwear overall continues to grow with leaps and bounds, and Additive Manufacturing is a perfect fit.

Market Drivers:

  • Mass Customization
  • Personalization
  • Performance Materials
  • Reduced Time and Cost to Market
  • Special Editions or Low Volumes
  • Location

A major attraction of Additive Manufacturing is design freedom, and this is no less true in the footwear industry. Design for Manufacturing, or DfM, brings with it constraints based upon traditional manufacturing methodology. Design for Additive Manufacturing, or DfAM, is very different and allows new ideas and designs to be explored.

Are you ready to beat the market to customization? Learn how being intimately involved with supply partners who provide machines, processes, and materials technology enables Additive Manufacturing solution providers, like Jabil, to integrate processing expertise and deliver a complete Additive Manufacturing solution. Download Taking Footwear from Best-Fit to Custom-Fit with Additive Manufacturing now!

Jabil Additive is transforming the way things are made. Are you ready?

 

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