Behind the Scenes

How Lucky the Penguin

Got a 3D Printed Boot

Learn How

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Designing with 3D Technology

3D Scanning

3D Scanning

Lucky’s foot was 3D scanned by Deckers’ design team to obtain the geometry for the unique shape of his foot. This allowed for a closer, more custom fit than the traditional casting technique.

3D Modeling

3D Modeling

Using the scan data of his foot, the team designed a model of Lucky’s special boot. Autodesk software allowed the boot to be created to better suit the penguin habitat.

3D Printing

3D Printing

3D printed first in PolyJET, a prototype technology, the boot was revised and printed in stronger, production grade RPU material using Carbon’s DLS (Digital Light Synthesis) technology by Dinsmore Inc.

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