Insoles have traditionally been built in a manual way. 3d printing technology opens a new way to manufacture
insoles following new procedures that enable automatized customization during the whole process: from the
design to the manufacturing. That personalization at each of the steps require to update processes and
workflows, when possible, or to create new ones if needed.
With the incorporation of 3d printing in the insoles business, most of the manufacturers have kept the old
processes and keep using many manual operations. The positioning and trimming of the Top cover on the
main shell is one of them that have not been moved to the digital manufacturing. The presented solution
includes the contour drawing and trimming in the digital process, both for design and manufacturing phases.
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INC, HP, "TOP COVER PRECISE MANUFACTURING: DESIGN, TRIMMING AND POSITIONING", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 28, 2022)