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How New Balance Uses 3D Printing to Manufacture Custom Products at Scale

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Growing demand for mass customization is driving more brands to invest in in-house 3D printing. New Balance already uses 3D printing to produce thousands of prototypes each year, but wanted to take the next step into production of 3D printed end-use parts.

To bring this vision to life, New Balance partnered with Formlabs to develop TripleCell: a premium technology platform powered by Formlabs stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers and a completely new material, Rebound Resin. Download the case study to learn more about the materials and 3D printing workflow collaboration that has put New Balance in a position to lead advanced footwear manufacturing, and get inspiration for how other companies can find similar opportunities in their own industries.

What you will learn:

  • How Formlabs helped enable New Balance’s organizational shift to in-house, US-based additive manufacturing
  • How Rebound Resin was developed for New Balance’s specific needs, withstanding the necessary manufacturing processes, prolonged end-use in the real world, and performance beyond what’s possible with foam
  • New Balance’s plans to grow in-house custom manufacturing with Formlabs 3D printers