In July 2019, Chinese sportswear brand, PEAK released their first iteration of their ‘Future Fusion’, fully 3D printed concept. Granted, 3D printed footwear is nothing new, however what separates the ‘future fusion’ offering is that the entire upper as well as the sole, has been 3D printed. PEAK is now setting to release their follow up, the ‘Future Fusion 2.0’.
PEAK utilized an SLS printer to create the complex sole unit, and a 3D printing method known as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), developed by S. Scott Crump in the late 80’s, to create the upper –
“FDM is the most basic 3D printing method. FDM involves 3 main parts: a printing plate on which the part is printed; a filament coil that serves as printing material, and an extrusion head, called an extruder. The filament is melted by the extruder of the printer, which deposits the material layer-by-layer on the plate.” – 3D Natives
PEAK3D Footwear Designer @gtzdesign recently shared some of the initial design renderings for the ‘Future Fusion 2.0’, which you can see below.
Shoe release date: 15th October
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