Flexible filament makes 3D-printed sneakers a possibility

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3D printing has has already set alight a huge community of entrepreneurs who have used the technology to create print-on-demand medical supplies and even food, and the technology is constantly improving, whether its the printing process itself or the material that can be used. A new kind of elastic filament called Filaflex is enabling more complex designs such as the Sneakerbot II 3D-printed shoes. Designed by Ignacio Garcia, founder of the Spain-based 3D printers Recreus which distributes Filaflex, the footwear is created in just two pieces — the tongue and the high-top base. The sneakers are made possible with Filaflex…

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