Rapid manufactured shoe
The TNO shoe concept, named 'Head over Heels', is the first application of rapid (digital) manufacturing technologies to an entire product in the footwear industry. Such a concept would allow the rapid customization of shoes to a radical extreme - without any of the constraints of conventional custom manufacturing mechanisms like the need for custom lasts, custom cutting of materials, and a new organization of the work process in manufacturing.
With rapid manufacturing, a digital design (CAD) can be transformed directly into a tangible product.
Source: mass-customization.blogs.comAdded: 27 April 2007