FuelCell Echo Triple
The FuelCell Echo Triple, the second TripleCell product from New Balance. Rebound Resin in the forefoot boosts performance during athletic activity.
990 Sport Triple Cell
The 990 Sport Triple Cell, the first TripleCell product to emerge of the Formlabs-New Balance partnership. The first shoe to contain custom built Rebound Resin.
Consumers Have Changed, Manufacturing Hasn’t
The modern consumer demands custom products that can be ordered from anywhere, from a variety of devices, and quickly delivered. On digital platforms, customization is everywhere. Physical products, constrained by the rigidity of traditional manufacturing, haven’t caught up.
A Material Made for the Future
New Balance needed a 3D printing material that would withstand the necessary manufacturing and end-use applications, plus offer performance beyond what’s possible with foam—but it didn’t exist.
The Formlabs materials team collaborated with the company to develop a completely new material from the ground up. The result is Rebound Resin. Designed to create springy, resilient lattice structures, Rebound Resin has a much higher energy return, tear strength, and elongation than any other Formlabs stereolithography (SLA) resin.
The Formlabs Factory Solutions team collaborated closely with New Balance from beginning to end to create a seamless production workflow, from custom software features to on-site support, dedicated supply chain, and more:
- Material development
- Production workflow
- On-site support
A Foundation for the Future of Limitless, On-Demand Customization
TripleCell technology is now scaling exclusively within New Balance factories in the US. Next year, New Balance plans to scale up production to over 10,000 pairs per year of TripleCell products. Moving forward, TripleCell provides the foundation for leveraging unique athlete data and performance insights to create custom footwear in limitless combinations and produce it on demand, reducing development timelines and condensing delivery from concept to consumer.
“TripleCell is really on the leading edge of bringing New Balance domestic manufacturing into the digital age.”
Katy O’Brien, Engineering Manager, New Balance Manufacturing Innovation
Make Manufacturing Your Secret Ingredient
Collaborate with Formlabs on exploring and implementing new applications for 3D printing. Contact our Factory Solutions Team to learn more.