Additive Manufacturing Expo 2018
Come and meet Materialise at the AM Expo in Lucerne, the first trade fair for industrial 3D printing in Switzerland. With visitors including developers, designers and purchasers from the manufacturing industry, the AM Expo will aim to help you learn how you can profit from additive manufacturing in your segment.
Materialise will be showcasing an innovative partnership with Swiss sporting goods startup Tailored Fits, whose fully customized 3D-printed ski boots recently hit stores. Join us at the AM Expo to discover how Tailored Fits and Materialise put together a digital supply chain that gave this startup an entirely new business model and gave skiers an opportunity for ski boots that combine quality performance with comfort.
A Digital Supply Chain for Custom-Fit Ski Boots
In 2017, Materialise began a partnership with winter sports gear and tailored footwear specialist Tailored Fits, to launch the world’s first end-to-end digital supply chain for custom-fit ski boots. The supply chain is supported by a customization platform for wearables, co-developed by Materialise and Tailored Fits, which includes a customer interface, design automation and process automation. Materialise also provides the entire production capacity for the certified additive manufacturing of the customized ski boots.
“At Tailored Fits, we understand skiers’ needs and the biomechanics of sports motion. And we have access to one of the world’s best sports gear development labs. From the partnership with Materialise, we gained access to the additive manufacturing expertise to develop the best 3D printed solution for making mass customized production a reality,” says Reto Rindlisbacher, Tailored Fits CEO.
Reto Rindlisbacher will be present at the AM Expo on the Materialise booth. Visitors will be able to interact with the Tailored Fits scanning system in person, and see the finished 3D-printed ski boots.