In Fill Out - TPU

Reo Koda – In Fill Out - TPU

In Fill Out is a new manufacturing process that inflates a 3D printed object by heating the air inside.

In order to achieve the most effective use of activated air, I designed the shoe sole to take advantage of its cushioning function with TPU – a kind of material that is flexible, recyclable, and widely used in the footwear industry.

The result introduces new possibilities for digital manufacturing: fewer materials, lightweight, zero waste, recyclability, short printing time, less post-processing, personalisation to the foot, and much more.

Diploma project (2022) by Reo Koda