3D scanning is a potential technology for creating individualized products. It is used in various fields such as medicine, clothing manufacture, footwear manufacture, etc. The last mentioned field has gained a growing interest in recent years. The foot is regarded as an important part of human body. Footwear fit, is one of the main factors for consumer on purchasing shoes in the daily life decisions. Designing footwear is a very complex process. Traditional footwear design begins with a plan to sketch patterns and designs in scale drawings. The paper sketches are done by hand, or on computer-aided software, but it can be a mix of both technologies. In this paper we are going to present a full cycle of footwear production, starting from 3D foot scanning, to 3D shoes designing, 2D patterns extraction, till the production of the custom shoes. The system, explained in these work will give the opportunity to individual clients to produce their own shoes prototype. We are going to use the 3D printing technology to produce custom shoes. These will help people, which have feet problems with standard shoes available in the market creating their own shoe last. Also, it will be possible to create sample prototypes and refining the same for both functionality and aesthetics.

From 3D foot scans to footwear designing & production

Galantucci L. M.;
2014-01-01

Abstract

3D scanning is a potential technology for creating individualized products. It is used in various fields such as medicine, clothing manufacture, footwear manufacture, etc. The last mentioned field has gained a growing interest in recent years. The foot is regarded as an important part of human body. Footwear fit, is one of the main factors for consumer on purchasing shoes in the daily life decisions. Designing footwear is a very complex process. Traditional footwear design begins with a plan to sketch patterns and designs in scale drawings. The paper sketches are done by hand, or on computer-aided software, but it can be a mix of both technologies. In this paper we are going to present a full cycle of footwear production, starting from 3D foot scanning, to 3D shoes designing, 2D patterns extraction, till the production of the custom shoes. The system, explained in these work will give the opportunity to individual clients to produce their own shoes prototype. We are going to use the 3D printing technology to produce custom shoes. These will help people, which have feet problems with standard shoes available in the market creating their own shoe last. Also, it will be possible to create sample prototypes and refining the same for both functionality and aesthetics.
2014
6th International Textile Conference
978-9928-171-14-6
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