The great advances in the design, development and manufacture of safety footwear that have taken place in recent years are due to the continuous advance of technology in innovations in the footwear sector.
Thanks to new technologies in footwear, many of the processes necessary for mass production have been automated while maintaining the highest level of quality.
In addition, there is a wide variety of materials that make it possible to produce footwear focused on meeting the needs of workers, depending on the type of risk they will be exposed to.
But what are the 5 major innovations in the safety footwear sector in recent years?
4 innovations in the safety footwear sector
3D printing is a very significant advancement in safety footwear manufacturing technologies using a variety of materials.
In fact, so much so that these state-of-the-art printers will enable consumers to design and produce their own personal footwear at home.
But until this system is ready for the consumer, 3D printing is being used in footwear factories to customise models quickly and cheaply.
The 3D scanner is a mechanism that examines an item or scene to gather data on its appearance and sometimes its colour.
The information obtained through the scanner can be used to build three-dimensional digital models to analyse and alter the design of different elements.
Its use has also been extended to the safety footwear industry among others.
Thanks to some specialised software for 3D design and image recognition, it is possible to customise the product according to the requirements and needs of each client, even providing suggestions for better performance based on different parameters (comfort, ergonomics, podiatric aspects, etc.).
According to several studies, it has been found that in order to sell, it is necessary to know the consumer and to find out and offer trends before anyone else.
Big data, also known as big data, is becoming an indispensable tool for footwear manufacturers, including safety footwear manufacturers, to help them gain consumer knowledge.
New technologies are being introduced in different businesses, and the footwear sector is no exception.
For some time now, this type of companies have been using management and inventory control systems (ERP) as part of their usual processes, but these are not the only advances to come.
It is true that at present it is rare for retailers to have touchscreen TVs or iPads to make the consumer’s shopping experience easier and more satisfactory, although this is a trend that will increase, as will the use of pricing or systems for personalisation / customisation and design of made-to-measure footwear from the brand’s website.
These applications make it easier for the customer to customise their footwear, as well as providing the user with valuable information about the availability of the product (depending on the actual stock in the warehouse), its different prices or even the composition and materials of the footwear.
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