Shoemakers, clients work out details via video link, 3D printing

For decades, shoemaking companies in China have followed time-tested methods of making a living in global markets: meeting clients at their factories to arrange order details, showcasing their products at the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, and increasing spending on cross-border e-commerce platforms to promote sales.

But after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many foreign clients were unable to travel overseas, so Zhu Henglin, who heads business operations at Juyi Group Co Ltd, a shoe manufacturer in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, and his colleagues have adopted 3D printing equipment to work out details with their international clients.

The Chinese company and its foreign clients each make samples of shoe designs with 3D printers and then discuss and modify the details via online video, which greatly saves time and costs for both.

Post time: Aug-17-2022