Issue Date: April 17, 2017
Adidas adds sole to 3-D printing
Adidas has unveiled Futurecraft 4D, the first shoe made using Carbon’s additive manufacturing technology. Founded by Joseph Desimone, a chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Carbon developed a three-dimensional printing method that makes parts from photosensitive polymers using ultraviolet light and oxygen. Adidas hopes to have 5,000 pairs of shoes with 3-D printed midsoles available at retailers this fall.
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