3d-printing technology

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3D Printed Shoes

The world is advancing technologically along with the progression of sustainability, aiming to design purposefully by employing sustainable production processes. The workflow of the entire additive manufacturing lifecycle can swiftly turn ideas into reality and offers tools that enable endless design possibilities. The sector of additively manufactured shoes is new but existing and growing rapidly. The use of 3D printing in shoe manufacturing brings a range of advantages in terms of both cost and performance. In addition to rapid and flexible prototyping, 3D printing allows for the creation of complex lattice structures that would otherwise be impossible to manufacture, paving the way for customized lightweight solutions tailored for comfort and speed. 3D printing is a technology that rapidly evolves design and manufacturing. It has great potential in the sustainability sector as well, providing flexibility in terms of input selection. The 3D printing industry means being at the forefront of innovation and technology. 3D printing can offer advantages in the production of smaller or customized series.

Head of development: Kristiina Nurk

Development Team Member: Madis Kaasik

Project period: 2022-2024

Funding: Nordplus Higher Education

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Development of Layer Additive Technologies Compatible with 3D Printing Systems for the Experimental Design Solutions Prototyping Laboratory

The aim of the research activity was the development of layer additive technologies compatible with 3D printing systems, including the creation of e-learning material Digital Prototyping supporting the basic skills of beginners in the technology, with the aim of contributing to the expansion of relevant ICT skills and knowledge in the design field.

Head of development: Madis Kaasik

Development Team Members: Lauri Kilusk, Urmas Puhkan, Kaiko Kivi, Anna-Liisa Laarits

Collaboration Partners: Spraytec OÜ, ADDlab, Aalto University, Studio UNFOLD

Project period: 2020-2021

Fundeing: Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA), HARNO IT Academy program 2021-2030

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