Last week, our friends at MC3D Technologies used a cutting-edge handheld scanner to digitally map our custom sculpted last (the foot form shoes are molded around).
Their Creaform Go!SCAN 50 is one of the most advanced tools on the market, providing an incredibly high-resolution scan and ensuring all our hard work to make an orthopedically sound last was captured for mass-production. It all started with a casual inquiry on Reddit's r/3Dscanning community.
MC3D Technologies is a small company based in Grand Prairie, Alberta specializing in CAD design and 3D scanning. Their team has been working with SolidWorks professionally for more than 6 years and added 3D Scanning to their offering 6 months ago in order to aid with reverse engineering and designing around complex geometry. MC3D has been working with companies in the oil industry and was actively looking to shift their skills to other industries. Luckily, it was the right time, right place situation for Casca.
By digitizing the form, we are able to accurately model shoe components like the outsole and insole, create & test 3D printed prototypes and effectively communicate the design to our factory with zero room for error.
Mack and Lindsay from MC3D were super efficient and helpful, sending us multiple file types and lots of process images to share! Huge thanks to their team!