Reebok steps into advanced manufacturing race

Canton, Massachusetts – Fitness products manufacturer Reebok, part of Adidas, has introduced its Liquid Factory concept that combines software, robotics and 3D printing for production of running shoes.

Developed by the company’s ‘future team’, the liquid factory process uses software and robotics to draw shoes in 3D. It then uses a proprietary liquid material, created especially for Reebok by BASF, to draw shoe componentry in three-dimensional layers.

The layering technique creates “totally unique footwear”, without the use of traditional moulds, said Reebok in a statement 26 Oct.


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