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When Your Foot Hits The Ground HP Wants To Customize The Experience

It is easy to see why HP wants to help guide your steps. The U.S. Athletic Footwear Industry Sales Grew 2 Percent to $19.6 Billion in 2017, NPD Group Reports. Add to that the North American foot orthotic insoles market is expected to grow to more than $1.7 billion by 2022, according to Statista. With a new 3D tech platform called FitStation, HP Inc. intends to get a big slice of these multi-billion dollar markets. FitStation is a platform combining 3D foot scanning with gait analysis to create custom 3D printed orthotic insoles. The 3D printing is done on another relatively new HP technology; the HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing system (launched in late 2014). Image Courtesy of HP I received a demonstration of the FitStation technology at the RAPID 3D Printing trade show in 2016 and it is impressive. Since then, HP and the platform have […]


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