Footwear Assembly Method With 3D Printing

  • US 20140020192A1
  • Filed: 07/19/2012
  • Published: 01/23/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of three-dimensional printing and assembly of an article of apparel, comprising:

  • designing at least one first three-dimensional pattern and at least one second three-dimensional pattern for printing onto the article;

    positioning a first portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the first portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray;

    printing at least one first three-dimensional material directly onto the first portion of the article using the designed at least one first three-dimensional pattern;

    curing the at least one first three-dimensional printed material;

    positioning a second portion of the article on the tray, the second portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray;

    printing at least one second three-dimensional material directly onto the second portion of the article using the designed at least one second three-dimensional pattern;

    curing the at least one second three-dimensional printed material; and

    removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system.

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