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Evonik Invests In 3-D Printing Firm …

by Michael McCoy
June 29, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 26

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Credit: Evonik
An insole created by Wiivv with 3-D printing.
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Credit: Evonik
An insole created by Wiivv with 3-D printing.

Evonik Industries has invested an undisclosed sum in Wiivv Wearables, a Canadian company that plans to use three-dimensional printing to produce biomechanically optimized shoe insoles. Evonik supplies the nylon 12 polymer that Wiivv will use to create the insoles. According to Evonik, Wiivv is one of the first companies to apply 3-D printing in mass production.

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