Henkel and Stratasys Partners With ECCO to Innovate Footwear Manufacturing Using 3D Printing TechnologyCindy Deekitwong
Henkel and Stratasys have partnered with one of the world’s leading shoe brands, ECCO, to innovate footwear manufacturing. Using Henkel’s custom 3D printing resins and Stratasys Origin One 3D printing technology, ECCO can create shoe molds with quality on par with molds produced using traditional CNC machined aluminum molds. The molds and lasts printed from these custom resins are also faster to make, with significantly lower costs than conventional CNC machining using aluminum. The Additive Manufacturing process with Henkel and Stratasys enables designers and developers to test functional shoes earlier in the development cycle, allowing product teams to confirm the fit and comfort of new styles.
“Together with ECCO and Stratasys, we are on a journey to reshape the elements of footwear manufacturing with Loctite’s material innovation capabilities. With our ecosystem of partners in the market space, we are at the forefront of scaling additive manufacturing to its fullest.” Cindy Deekitwong – Global Head of Marketing, Henkel Adhesives’ Incubator Businesses.