Prodways opens up new horizons for 3D footwear

Prodways Group, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, has announced the successful commercial development of its portfolio of solutions for the footwear industry.

As sport shoe manufacturers are looking for ways to accelerate new product launches, Prodways Group unique 3D printing solutions open up new horizons for the industrial production of 3D-printed footwear.

Over the past few years, Prodways Group has developed proven 3D technologies and materials for faster manufacturing of final outsoles, midsoles and insoles providing higher performance, complex textures and customized design and properties across the sole that offer a competitive alternative to traditional manufacturing processes.

Designed for use with laser sintering 3D printers, Prodways Group’s proprietary thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material stands out for its superior elongation at break capacity of over 300%.

Thanks to its unique 3D printing and materials offering, Prodways Group provides the sportswear industry with key differentiating 3D technologies to accelerate the path of new product launches without being limited by the time and cost of traditional tooling.