Recreus has unveiled a new and innovative flexible 3D printing filament they have created which they have used to create a pair of Sneakerbot II 3D printed sneakers, which can be folded up to fit in a small bag when needed.
The Sneakerbot II 3D printed sneakers are printed using Filaflex 1.75mm which has been under development for some time and is proving to be the most elastic filament currently on the market. Check out the video after the jump to see the printing process in action.
Sneakerbots have been designed by Ignacio Garcia who took inspiration for the 3D printed sneakers from 80s movies such us Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Short Circuit etc. The new Sneakerbot II 3D printed sneakers are now more comfortable than the previous version thanks to the design and using the new Filaflex 1.75mm, and you can now vary the softness by changing the infill of the 3D print to your requirements.
“We know that a lot of people are asking about the 1.75mm filaflex, during severals months of development now we reach the goal, we have developed an easy upgrade for the most hotend and is open source you can check the plans and instructions.”
For more information on the new Filaflex 1.75mm jump over to the Recreus website for details. If you own a 3D printer you can download the design for the sneakers from the Thingiverse website.
Source: Recreus : Makerbot : Softpedia