Additive manufacturing for the production of footwear
EOS 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing provides footwear designers with unlimited freedom of design. It is suitable for rapid prototyping as well as allowing product variants to be manufactured cost- efficiently in serial production using high-quality materials.
EOS 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM) and shoes? British footwear designer Kerrie Luft has demonstrated that this unusual combination is in fact highly effective. She uses the innovative EOS AM technology, utilising it in a conceptual way. Her latest collection “Nouveau” features elements of art nouveau. Inspired by nature, the designer created innovative shapes for the upper of the shoe and the heel by rapid manufacturing titanium, applying the complex geometry of the shoe heels to the actual product.
Kerrie Luft says she loves the design process and its application – translating the original concept to an entirely unique and special collection:
“Additive Manufacturing from EOS gives me the freedom to do just this!”
The filigree structure of the heels requires a high-strength material, and Kerrie Luft selected titanium. The unusual shoes of her MA collection caused a sensation and were showcased at the Mall Galleries in London.