By Tess Boissonneault
Spanish footwear brand, recognized for its stylish yet casual and comfy shoes for men and women, has found its own way to benefit from 3D printing technologies.
Camper’s design team works on a fairly tight schedule, with each collection’s concept and shoe designs needing to be complete within three months. Before the implementation of 3D printing at its headquarters, Camper relied on external prototyping services to produce design models. This process, which would take a couple of weeks per shoe iteration, meant that design changes were limited and most of the design work was done digitally.
Since installing a range of Sigma and Sigmax 3D printers, however, the well known shoe brand has drastically sped up its iteration times for shoe designs. Shoe prototypes can be turned out in-house in as quickly as 24 hours, allowing Camper designers and engineers to explore various new design possibilities.
“Working with BCN3D printers is very useful because if we have an idea in mind, together with a technician, we can obtain quick and direct results for the dimensions of components,” said Job Willemsen, Senior Designer at Camper. “This enhances our ability to be reactive.”