Digital Foam foot orthotics EOS North America and Additive Minds have announced the launch of their Digital Foam programme to support the 3D printing of applications like protective headwear and performance footwear.
The Digital Foam hub is coordinated by EOS and pulls together CAD software, highly flexible polymer materials, 3D printing technology, part qualification and the applied engineering team at Additive Minds. It has been designed to simplify the process of additive manufacturing foam parts and commercialise ideas at faster speeds.
As more flexible materials like TPU and PEBA have become available to users of 3D printing technology, applications like football helmets, bike seats, running shoes and customised orthotics are more viable. That latter application is what footwear company Aetrex is targeting through the use of Digital Foam. Leveraging the programme’s services and combining that with its proprietary Albert scanning system, Aetrex is analysing customers’ feet, identifying pressure points […]
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