3D-Printed Consumer Products

Shoe Insoles Precisely Tailored to Individual Feet: The Cool Parts Show S1E4

This episode of the The Cool Parts Show looks at how 3D printing will deliver tailored products. Scanning feet for their geometry and pressure enables Aetrex and EOS to manufacture insoles that are unique to individual wearers.

3 Companies That Wouldn't Exist Without 3D Printing

3D printing’s affordability enables the existence of companies that wouldn’t be able to manufacture their products conventionally. Here are just three examples. 

Video: Periscope Case Shows 3D Printing for Niche Manufacturing

Manufacturing without mold tooling allows the production quantity to be tailored to the market size.

Niche Manufacturer Discovers How Additive and Amazon Go Together

The economics of 3D printing allow for cost-effective production of niche products, and Amazon Prime offers a way to distribute them. The Periscope Case is one company’s first venture into an all-new model aimed at bringing products to market that would never have been profitable before.

Formlabs Process to Deliver Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds

A process that uses the Form 2 3D printer and Formlabs resin to produce custom silicone ear molds is part of the "year of mass customized earbuds."

Direct Metal Printing Rapidly Delivers Innovative Faucet

A faucet that would be difficult to manufacture conventionally was developed and produced within weeks using Direct Metal Printing (DMP). 

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

Under Armour, Adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.

Lattices in Footprint 3D Midsoles to Provide Custom Fit

The footwear company plans to offer shoes with custom 3D-printed midsoles using lattices for precise support and cushioning.

3D-Printed Prototypes Become the Parts with Carbon Fiber Filled Filament

Utah Trikes, a retailer and manufacturer of trikes and quads, has grown its custom business using FDM Nylon 12CF to produce end-use composite parts that formerly would have required moldmaking.

What the Toy Industry Can Teach Us About 3D Printing

Consumer 3D printing faces many of the same challenges as industrial additive manufacturing, and solving them means raising awareness.

Testing the Waters with DMLS Faucets

A plumbing products manufacturer is expanding its luxury line with a series of faucets that could only be produced with AM.