Rapidprototypedshoe /2010 Printed on an Objet Printing System
Rapidprototypedshoe is built using an additive manufacturing technology in which successive layers of a photopolymer material is UV cured. Rapidprototypedshoe is built in one go, but consist of two different materials. The concept of the shoe is based on the idea of the absence of assembly work in Rapid Manufacturing, however the shoe is designed in such a way, that it can be dismantled for the purpose of replacing parts. The different material properties within the shoe are created by constructing/layering the material in microscopic structures from two different materials. A myriad of different material properties, such as flexible and rigid, can be created using this method.