Multi-material molded and casted mid-sole for a running shoe


Three-dimensional printing and computational design have enabled designers to spatially vary material properties in objects. Nevertheless, this technology has current limitations that include material durability, cost and speed. In this project I demonstrate a novel fabrication processes that I developed, multi-material molding and casting. Then, I applied this method in one design scenario, a mid-sole for a running shoe. This project details the design workflow from computational data driven design to the fabrication of low-cost functionally graded material systems.

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