Nike will print soles on a 3D printer
07.02.2014 7274

Nike will print soles on a 3D printer

Nike representatives announced that studded soles for Vapor Laser Talon sports boots will be created using 3D printing technology. The new model should provide maximum grip with the football field and speed performance, which will give athletes even greater stability during training and will open access to new world records. The spiked plate, which is responsible for the reliable adhesion of the foot to the coating, was made using selective sintering (SLS) technology. The technology is the use of lasers for sequential contour melting of layers of powdered polymer. The computer-aided design system that fully controls the 3D printing process is responsible for creating the final model with the required shape: from the intensity of the laser processing of the source material to controlling the supply volume of a new powder layer after the sintering of the previous one is completed. It would take about XNUMX years to create such a sole using standard manufacturing methods, without promoting three-dimensional printing.

The design for Nike designers and technologists is based on the idea of ​​"zero step". This term is usually called the moment of repulsion from the surface to take the first step, which, in turn, set the developers the task of making this action as effective as possible for running stability and maximum rapid acceleration. Nike believes that through the use of SLS technology, athletes will have access to almost individual variations of those studs that can best suit the ergonomics of sports shoes, taking into account the peculiarities of running, foot size, and so on. Also, thanks to 3D printing, carried out by selective sintering, it will be possible to update the design of the sole plate in a few hours, and not months, as it was before.

Innovations and achievements in the field of industrial three-dimensional printing can not only reduce the time costs of individual stages of production, but, according to Nike representatives, reduce the company's financial costs in the future in comparison with the traditional process of creating sports shoes.

Nike announced that the spike soles for the Vapor Laser Talon sports boot will be created using XNUMXD technology.

Latest News

The first Lassie store opened in St. Petersburg

On February 21, a branded children's clothing store from Scandinavia, Lassie, a subsidiary of Reima, opened its doors at the Europolis shopping center in St. Petersburg. This is the first mono-brand Lassie store in northern…
21.02.2024 415

Russian manufacturer Vaga Shoes at the Euro Shoes exhibition

Meet the Russian manufacturer VAGA Shoes from Pyatigorsk. Women's shoes made of genuine leather. Stylish design, comfortable pads, very light. Participating in Euro for the first time…
21.02.2024 393

Gavary Mix presents a collection of functional footwear with moisture protection

For the first time at the Euro Shoes exhibition in Moscow, a collection of boots, galoshes, clogs and other models of functional footwear with moisture protection is presented by the Russian manufacturer Gavary...
20.02.2024 468

Euro Shoes was visited by the Turkish Ambassador to Russia Tanju Bilgic

The second day of the Euro Shoes Premiere Collection exhibition in Moscow was marked by the visit of the event by the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to the Russian Federation Tanju Bilgic. Turkish footwear and accessories brands are regular participants in the international exhibition of footwear and accessories Euro…
20.02.2024 480

CPM – Collection Première Moscow opened a new season in the fashion industry

On February 19, the new season of the international fashion industry exhibition CPM – Collection Première Moscow started at Expocentre Fairgrounds. The show program, business forum and more than 950 corners with new autumn-winter 2024/25 collections from 27 countries were visited...
20.02.2024 494
When you sign up, you will receive weekly news and articles about the shoe business on your e-mail.

To the beginning