swiss company Sintratec has developed specific know-how on SLS 3D printing for footwear applications. 3D printing has become a great way to bring some of the most fascinating shoe designs to life, in a way that wouldn’t be possible with conventional methods. Dozens of show designers are now turning to 3D printing to bring their designs to life, especially since 3D printing can be used in the shoe production workflow and even for final shoe parts such as midsoles, insoles and uppers. If you have a unique shoe idea but don’t have access to industrial 3D printers, the Sintratec Shoe Design Competition may be the perfect opportunity for you.
The deadline for submitting the shoe design competition is February 6, 2022. After this date, 3 winners will be selected based on the creativity, functionality and uniqueness of their design. Only 1 shoe model per person (max. 21 MB, STL files only, no ZIP files). The design should be an exclusive creation (and not of third party websites). It must of course not infringe any copyright or human rights.
The shoe length should not exceed 290mm to ensure the best print quality. The height and width of the shoe must not exceed 130 mm. Only one shoe model will be printed per winner – not a pair. All shoes submitted may be 3D printed and used by Sintratec for marketing purposes (designs will be treated confidentially).
Since its inception, Sintratec has made significant progress on its benchtop SLS technology, supported in part by investments from market leader SLS EOS through technology fund AM Ventures. Starting with a self-assembly kit, costing less than $ 5,000, the company developed the Sintratec S2, an all-in-one solution, consisting of the Laser Sintering Station (LSS), the Material Core Unit (MCU) and Material Handling Station (MHS).