Accelerate your design process with 3D Printing
Posted By sculpteo on Sep 8, 2011 |In May, ZCorporation announced that Clarks, the famous shoe manufacturer Headquartered in the UK, used their 3D printing technology to accelerate the design process.
“Rather than wait two or three weeks for a costly prototype to arrive, we now have a full, multicolour prototype in our hands in a day” said Ross Authers, Clarks’ digital development manager. “We save a lot of time and money both in production and shipping. This more efficient process significantly enhances the quality of the final shoe, which arrives in the store much earlier in the style cycle.”
“3D printing is the technology that brings all of our development advances together, helping us evolve from the best shoemakers in the world into the best innovators in the world” said Authers.
“We can respond to the market faster than ever, and faster than our competitors, allowing us time to experiment with designs we would not normally achieve. These advantages are helping us expand our business into new market segments and territories. We’re on the verge of a revolution of efficiency and approaching the reality of ‘fully engineered’ shoes. Although we have 185 years in a 9,000-year-old industry, it feels like a new dawn”