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Nike Flyprint: The new 3D printed shoe that should propel Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah to London Marathon 2018 greatness

5 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

The world's fastest marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping that a new running shoe designed and developed by Nike in just 4 months will propel him to victory at the 2018 London Marathon this week. The new shoe is actually a variant of the shoe he wore for the Breaking2 event that saw him run the 26.2 miles in 2:00:25. But features a brand new upper design that has been 3D printed rather than weaved using Nike's popular Flyknit technology. "We've always used 3D printing to refine the design, but one of our designers saw that there was huge potential with the material and design process...
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Nike Flyprint: The new 3D printed shoe tech that should propel Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah to London marathon 2018 greatness

Nike Flyprint: The new 3D printed shoe tech that should propel Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah to London marathon 2018 greatness

5 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

The world's fastest marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping a new running shoe designed and developed by Nike in just 4 months will propel him to victory at the 2018 London Marathon this week. The new shoe, which is actually a variant of the same shoe he wore for the Breaking 2 event that saw him run the 26.2 miles in 2:00:25, features a brand new upper design that rather than weaved using Nike's popular Flyknit technology has been 3D printed instead. "We've always used 3D printing to refine the design, but one of our designers, saw that there was huge potential with the material and...
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Nike's Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

Nike's Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It's changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint shoe, which it's announcing today.
The shoe is a specialized edition of its Zoom Vaporfly Elite 4%, which was used by elite runner Eliud Kipchoge during Nike's Breaking2 event, which resulted in the fastest marathon ever run. The special sauce in this edition is the FlyPrint upper, which is printed on the fly by a specially customized 3D printer out of a proprietary Nike...
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