Desma brings SIMAC the direct injection technology of the future

At the fair, Desma presents innovative direct injection technology that arises from the growing demand for customised productions by the footwear industry.

Feb 01, 2018

At the fair, Desma presents innovative direct injection technology that arises from the growing demand for customised productions by the footwear industry.

Modern technology, the Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, offer production an intelligent support system: everything is interconnected; production maintains a steady rhythm while also offering flexibility, proposing specific solutions for individual productions. By using customer data, it is already possible to develop personalised soles not only for sports shoes, but also for safety, medical or fashion needs. A personalisation today that is not only possible for the colour, but which can also be extended to include many other requirements, like pads for the midsoles, and that’s not all.

DESMA direct soling machinery equipped with Multi-Section-Injection (MSI) technology also goes beyond this, allowing PU-midsoles to be produced with individualised characteristics. This personalisation can also be extended to all the individual parts of the PU sole. The combination between MSI and the FitStation® platform allows for the evaluation of the customer’s gait and scanning of their feet, converting this data into individualised production parameters, which then lead to a customised mixing process of the PU’s main components, including Polyol, Isocyanate and distinct additives. This customised mixing process enabled by a specific configuration of material values along the mixing head (the chamber is adaptable shot-by-shot) result in an individualised production of lot size 1, while all benefits from mass production, that is to say production speed and cycle time are kept upright.

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