Materialise & HP sign a deal for customized 3D footwear

Materialise, through a partnership with RSPrint, has entered into an agreement with HP to scale an end-to-end 3D solution to design and manufacture fully customized 3D-printed insoles. FitStation powered by HP will integrate Materialise software for 3D design automation, print preparation and production management. This alliance offers footwear brands the opportunity to express their unique brand proposition by allowing them to produce truly individualized products on-demand.

FitStation powered by HP is a platform that delivers custom-fitted and individualized footwear through innovative 3D scanning, dynamic gait analysis and manufacturing technologies. It provides individual off-the-shelf shoe and insole recommendations, 3D-printed insoles and individualized custom footwear. The Materialise software suite will now be integrated into FitStation, enabling brands to design innovative and customized insoles. The Materialise software suite manages and automates the print preparation and production process of the insoles, allowing manufacturers to scale their 3D printing business with efficiency and reliability.

Materialise is also the driving force behind transformations in other industries. Materialise is now using this blueprint to also transform the eyewear industry.