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Dow and Dassault collaborate on QUANT-U silicone 3D printed footwear

Written by David

January 30, 2019

Danish shoe designer ECCO, along with global silicone leader Dow and CAD leader Dassault Systèmes , is introducing the QUANT-U footwear customization project. The presentation coincides with ECCO Shoes’ Spring-Summer preview press events in Tokyo, Japan. QUANT-U is an experimental footwear customization project by the Innovation Lab (ILE), ECCO’s independent cross-disciplinary design studio. This project is creating a new paradigm for shoe fit, comfort and performance. A breakthrough 3D printable liquid silicone rubber from Dow has played a pivotal role in QUANT-U’s development and success. This first-of-its-kind service combines the customer’s individual biomechanical data, SILASTIC 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) from Dow and additive manufacturing (3D printing) to produce silicone midsoles customized to the wearer’s foot shape and natural movements. The entire process takes place in-store and takes less than an hour to complete. Kicking it SILASTIC 3D 3335 The breakthrough Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) developed by Dow […]

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