Oechsler’s Trekking Backpack is the world’s first to ever incorporate a 3D-printed cushioning mesh
In 2017, Adidas made waves by constructing the primary shoe with a 3D-printed midsole. Oechsler’s Trekking Backpack is bringing that game-changing know-how to a brand new area. Baggage and footwear have fairly just a few areas of overlap. They’re each designed to tackle load, and are constructed for consolation… so it solely is smart that revolutionary tech within the footwear business make its approach to the backpack business. It looks like that’s lastly taking place, with Oechsler’s Pink Dot Design Idea Award-winning Trekking Backpack. Though relatively merely named, the pack comes with a singular additively-printed TPU lattice construction that helps present a cushioning floor between the bag’s again panel and the human carrying it. Designed to be ergonomic, light-weight, and use lesser materials than an precise cushion, this distinctive element makes use of a particular Ultrasint® TPU01 materials that “supplies robust, versatile, and ultra-durable half efficiency whereas sustaining wonderful floor high quality”.
“Due to the design flexibility enabled by 3D printing, the again pads and hip fins might be produced in a single piece out of 1 materials. This considerably reduces meeting steps, time and price”, say the designers at Oechsler, a Germany-based polymer innovation firm. “The printed half now not requires gluing or stitching. Furthermore, unprocessed powder will get absolutely reused in subsequent print jobs and printed components are 100% recyclable on the finish of their lifecycles.”
The Trekking Backpack is a winner of the Pink Dot Design Idea Award for the yr 2022.
Designer: OECHSLER AG