Category Archives: Consumers

The best 3D printed consumer products

3D printed consumer products have their own category in the 2019 3D Printing Industry Awards.  Be it Invisalign, i.e, 3D printed clear braces or Blamey Saunders’ hearing aids, manufacturers of consumer goods are increasingly turning to 3D printing. The technology has been integrated into many areas, not only to elevate the design of such products but to accelerate […]

Formlabs trials mass customization in 3D printed razor handles for Gillette

Gillette, the shaving supply and razor brand of Procter and Gamble, has partnered with Boston 3D printer developer and manufacturer Formlabs. Through a pilot project in the U.S., dubbed Razor Maker™: powered by Gillette®, the two businesses are providing consumers with custom 3D printed razor handles. Pankaj Bhalla, Director of Gillette & Venus North America, comments, “The Razor […]

Chanel applies “chemical 3D printing” to Boy-Friend Skeleton $43,255 watch

The floating movement in Chanel’s new Boy-Friend Skeleton Watch has reportedly been made using a 3D printing technology. Speaking to Wired, Nicolas Beau, global head of watch and fine jewelry business development at Chanel, described the production process of the wheels as “chemical 3D printing.” But what, exactly, is “chemical 3D printing?” Galvanic growth The chemical 3D printing referred […]

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 […]

Reebok releases Liquid Factory 3D printed Floatride Run sneakers in the U.S.

Two years after announcing its 3D printing based Liquid Factory concept, MA headquartered athletic footwear manufacturer Reebok has released the Liquid Floatride Run shoe. The new sneaker is the first Liquid Factory product to make it to market. It features 3D printed “laces,” Liquid Grip on the sole, and the company’s new Flexweave material. According to the […]

Reebok releases Liquid Factory 3D printed Floatride Run sneakers in the U.S.

Two years after announcing its 3D printing based Liquid Factory concept, MA headquartered athletic footwear manufacturer Reebok has released the Liquid Floatride Run shoe. The new sneaker is the first Liquid Factory product to make it to market. It features 3D printed “laces,” Liquid Grip on the sole, and the company’s new Flexweave material. According to the […]

ECCO emerges as a new contender in the trend for 3D printed sneakers

With consumers increasingly turning to online shopping to meet their clothing and fashion needs, retailers are looking for new ways to draw customers back into their brick-and-mortar stores. Innovation Lab ECCO (ILE) and their Quant-U shoe is the latest entry in the growing 3D printed footwear trend. Offering in-store scans to custom-fit shoes to customers’s feet, […]

3D printing entrepreneur reveals plan for 24 hour sneaker turnaround

A student entrepreneur who developed the idea, technology, and production of his own brand of custom 3D printed sneakers will see his “UnisBrands” products hit the market soon.  Nick Unis, who is currently a final year accounting and finance student at Penn State University-Altoona, has been nurturing his idea for custom running shoes since high school. […]