Category Archives: Mass customization

Volkswagen moves to mass customization, aims for over 100,000 3D printed units per year

Earlier this week, German automaker Volkswagen was confirmed as an early-access customer of the HP Metal Jet 3D printer. Now, comments from Dr. Martin Goede, Volkswagen’s Head of Technology Planning and Development, reveal further details about the company’s plans for this new metal binder jet technology, and the prospective future of mass customized vehicles. “Automotive […]

Flowbuilt opens Superfeet mass customization footwear facility

Flowbuilt Manufacturing, a registered trademark of premium shoe insole developer Superfeet, has opened its first footwear manufacturing facility in Ferndale, Washington. Powered by 3D printing, multi-section injection molding, and 3D scanning, the new facility will see through the mass customization of limited-run shoes for rapid prototyping, sampling and development. “To date your choices have been very […]

MINI owners drive their own taste with custom 3D printing service

Though 3D printed polymers are finding their range in new industries every day, when it comes to end-use parts, some in the automotive industry believe the technology is not yet ready for the road – specificly the volume of production seen in the automotive industry. Automation and scale are the main challenges to automotive’s uptake. […]

UMSOM study highlights 3D printed implants to reverse hearing loss

Hearing aids are one of the earliest examples of the added value 3D printing can bring to a commercial market. Coupled with 3D scanning technology, additive manufacturing has made it possible for companies like Sonova to improve the quality of existing products through mass customization. Recently presenting at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), […]

Materialise und Tailored Fits schaffen weltweit erste durchgängie digitale Lieferkette für maßgeschneiderte Skischuhe

Leuven, Belgien. Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), Anbieter von Additive-Manufacturing-Software und anspruchsvollen 3D-Drucklösungen, hat mit dem Wintersportausrüstungs- und Maßschuhspezialisten Tailored Fits zusammen die weltweit erste durchgängige digitale Lieferkette für maßgeschneiderte Skischuhe geschaffen. Basis dafür ist eine Lösung, die sich bei Einlegesohlen bereits bewährt hat. Nach Testläufen mit Profisportlern können Kunden voraussichtlich ab Dezember 2017 die passgenauen Skischuhe […]

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How To Increase Profits with the Best Pricing For Retail

Keep your expectations realistic to secure the highest returns  Without a careful, methodical approach, it can be difficult for makers (and indeed small businesses) to find the right balance when it comes to pricing their products. Let’s take a look at the considerations and contributing factors, so that this critical part of running a maker […]

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