Advancing technology and lower costs have some Seattle-area companies looking to 3D printing for faster, cheaper product tweaks and for full-fledged manufacturing as well.
Oliver Brossman struggled for years to find soccer shoes that fit properly and let him run after painful knee injuries. After a futile search, he decided to create his own.
In hopes of making a better shoe, he turned to 3D printing to create custom-fit running shoes. He founded Prevolve, despite no coding knowledge or background in 3D printing.
Three years of prototyping and testing later, the company just launched its first product, BioRunners, a high-end personalized running shoe designed to be better for your body.