The mass production mold innovator in high-end footwear industry

3D printing technology is the inevitable result of information and digital technology's expansion into traditional manufacturing
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Solution Overview
3D printing technology is well applied in shoe design and making,R&D,casting and production. Currently,UnionTech is re-shaping the entire shoemaking industry with 3D printing technology and generating a new competitive edge with fast speed,high efficiency and individualization. 3D printing technology is able to simplify the complicated processing flow and deliver products in a short time based on 3D data. Compared with traditional shoemaking techniques,it is highly intelligent and automated,and superior in terms of labor saving,high efficiency,accuracy and flexibility. Along with the advancing of technologies and materials,UnionTech will,as always,explore actively more possibilities in the application of 3D printing technology.
What They Say about Us
Layer thickness could be as precise as 0.1mm, completely satisfying the printing requirement of teeth models. With big forming surface, it can print over a hundred teeth models at one time. Photosensitive resin has lower cost, higher strength and basically no toxicity. Speaking from cost, precision, efficiency, stability and safety, UnionTech’s SLA 3D printing technology is a great choice with excellent cost performance.
Smartee Denti-Technology
UnionTech has a well-developed 3D printing training system, which is very helpful to us and to the development and growth of our engineering team. Therefore, we expect UnionTech to offer more mid-level and high-level 3D printing technical courses, and wish a better cooperation between us in the future!
Shanghai Jun Chen 3D
UnionTech 3D printing technology offers more resources and opportunities to the higher education industry. Introducing UnionTech 3D printing technology enables our students to develop a full-scale understanding of 3D printing and innovative thinking. Overall mastery of this manufacturing technology has laid a solid foundation for delivering qualified technical talents for all trades and professions.
Rongcheng Campus, Harbin University of Science and Technology
Every technological innovation that UnionTech makes in the area of SLA 3D printing has significant importance to the production of shoe molds and offers the most valuable equipment solution to the entire shoemaking supply chain.
Fuzhou Xintianli Molding Products

UnionTech 3D printing equipment has high stability and offers great assurance to production efficiency and product quality. Relying on UnionFab, we have set up our intelligent production system and learnt a lot during the process. Both of us are contributing to building a cooperative relationship with mutual trust.

Since its establishment, Dongguan Keheng has established a good and stable partnership with UnionTech. UnionFab Cloud launched by UnionTech set up an intelligent IoT for all Keheng’s branches in different regions, offered Keheng 3D printing intelligent cloud production and management, and helped it improve the actual production efficiency while reducing its dependence on field production peronnel, and really achieve the fine management of the production process.
Dongguan Keheng Model Co., Ltd.

“UnionTech is a very important partner to us, for it has a powerful technical team and a perfect and formal after-sales services system. We feel assured to use technologies developed by UnionTech.”

Dongguan Huitong Hand-made Model Co., Ltd.

Digital Solution for Shoe Mold Production

What a future factory looks like? You may be amazed when walking into a future factory,and seeing no roaring machines or busy robot arms but rows of 3D printers working inside,without knowing what they are printing.
With more understanding,you will find out that future factory is intelligent and able to customize commodities based on each consumer's demands. Moreover,future factory will be intelligent in a different way than today's intelligent factory. It will be able to do automatic order receiving,AI design,production scheduling and shipment,etc.

Production Process of Shoe Mold

(Blue parts could be replaced by 3D printing)


Data Processing

Data import

Finished shoe mold

Casting process of shoe mold production

Shoe-making_3D Printing Hits the Footwear Industry

In recent years, more and more footwear brands have also begun to employ 3D printing technology for smart manufacturing, changing the conventional production process which involves in artificial design and production of wooden shoe sample, so as to take the initiative in the fierce competition. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of PouChen Group which is one of the world's largest branded sports shoes and casual shoes manufacturers, Dongguan Yuyuan Mould Corporation (hereinafter called Dongguan Yuyuan) located in footwear manufacturing hub in China was also keenly aware of this market trend and reached a strategic contract with UnionTech in early 2013. The services include that UnionTech offers customized development of 3D printing systems which are dedicated to footwear industry and the software as well as comprehensive application solutions to make 3D printing technology well fit in the shoe-making process.
In Dongguan Yuyuan’s R & D Center, we would see the designers using 3D computer-aided design tool to design footwear, and importing the proposal into their own modeling software, then the system would automatically generate digital model as required. UnionTech SL 3D printers are able to print soles, vamps, accessories and materials within a few hours. It could functionally testify whether the design of a product’s appearance or structure is reasonable and thus accelerate the development cycle of products.
Product recommendation
Applied material / sample drawing

IP foam mold

IP foam mold

IP foam mold

Wood pattern/mold sample

Wood pattern/mold sample

Wood pattern/mold sample

Soft material


Rapid tooling

Rapid tooling

Creative design

Sole texture
One-piece sole/upper texture and pattern,with higher efficiency and more environment-friendly features.
R&D sampling
Sampling of new-type shoe sole. Real object demonstrates creative design more intuitively,so as to reach a better solution.
New product try-on
Soft material has high flexibility and ductility. It is able to print shoe sample for try-on. Save mold costs.
Mass production mold
Areplacement of CNC wood former processing,with less labor work,better 3D printing quality and lower material consumption.
Rapid tooling
Printing of molds with high temperature resistance replaces traditional molds and could be applied in small-scale production.
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Unionfab Cloud

Unionfab Cloud is an industrial Internet cloud and intelligent manufacturing platform developed by UnionFab specifically for the 3D printing industry. Based on advanced technologies,such as intelligent hardware,cloud computing,edge computing,IoT and AI,it achieves intelligent interconnection of 3D printing equipment and offers users functions like cloud 3D printing,intelligent production scheduling,restoration of auxiliary data models,remote monitoring of equipment,equipment health management,production data analysis and standardization of full service processes,supporting enterprises to improve the actual production efficiency with less dependence on field production personnel and to achieve fine management of the production procedure.

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