NAMIC AND WIIVV PARTNER TO DEVELOP CUSTOMIZED 3D PRINTABLE INSOLES

3D Printing Industry | 11/9/2018 | Beau Jackson
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Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canadian custom footwear manufacturer Wiivv, to develop 3D printed biometric insoles.

“Wiivv exemplifies how new businesses should aspire to be, riding on market trends like hypermobility, mass customization and wellness needs, building personalized and highly desirable solutions enabled by technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing,” said Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Managing Director of the NAMIC.

Wiivv - Growth - Plans - Singapore

“We are excited and honored to be partnering with Wiivv to support their growth plans in Singapore.”

Wiivv insoles. Photo via Wiivv.

Wiivv - Technology - Body - Seed - Funding

Founded in 2014, Wiivv focuses on developing technology for additively manufactured footwear and apparel customized for the human body. After raising over $3.5 million in a seed funding round in 2015 for its BASE 3D printed insoles, the company released a scanning app to customize its footwear products. Following this, Wiivv launched a Kickstarter campaign to create 3D printed sandals using this technology.

In collaboration with NAMIC and its network, Wiivv will begin to develop its next generation of customized biometric insoles designed to enhance individual performance. Previously, Peak Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in Quangzhou, began production of a partially 3D printed volleyball shoe designed to enhance a range of...
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