Remember when videophones were a thing of the future and you could only win them on “The Price is Right” or “Sally Jesse Rafael?” Unfortunately, I do! But thankfully, some sort of revolution happened and the world finally got smart to smart phones.
So, I’m letting you know now—before anything has been “Dazzled”—that in the future you may be able to have your ShoeDazzle shoes sent to you via email thanks to 3-D printing.
This desktop 3-D printer appeared on my Facebook timeline a few days ago, I was ready to pop on some glasses to see it, but turns out, it wasn’t that kind of 3-D. This printer by Form1 creates objects you can hold, turn, and definitely throw. How? Lasers harden liquid plastic one itty-bitty layer at a time to form structures from the bottom up. The result is an object (not a print!).
This technology was not developed specifically for shoes, but conceivably, you could order a file from ShoeDazzle and instantly print your shoes straight from your desktop. Of course, we’d offer a wide variety of designer plastics that “laser out” to be colorful, pearly, metallic, matte, all that, and everything else. I imagine it would be something like choosing a nail polish from a great wall of options.
It’ll take a while, but I’m sure we’ll get there eventually.
Richy T. – Step Up to the Future.