About Phits

Phits are at once the finishing point and the starting point of a search for the most efficient way of durably helping people in developing their potential. RS scan and Materialise, the companies behind the RS Print joint venture, are worldwide respected references in their field of expertise.

The story starts with the search of RS scan for a way of improving the insoles they developed: ease of use, translating accurate analysis data into the design, automation of the design and production processes, all of these needed to fit into one integrated solution. Experiments with regular 3D printers were unsuccessful: too slow, not durable and not accurate enough. Meeting with Materialise provided the solution. Using the state of the art production methods developed by Materialise, so-called Mass Customization is possible:  producing completely personalized objects on a large scale became possible using Selective Laser Sintering.

At the same time, a team of biomechanics, medics, engineers and software developers were developing the design of the insoles and the functionality of the software. The joint venture RS Print saw the light of day in April 2014.

The development of 3D printed insoles is a first peak, but at the same time it’s only the beginning of a revolution in footwear and orthopedics, a field where 3D printing offers limitless possibilities in the mass production of completely personalized products, and can enable a shift towards analysis and patient care.

Testimonials

Belgian Skeleton Athlete

"I never wore orthotics before, I wasn't really aware of the benefits, Sam guided me towards this solution and it really helps, we were...

Pro 2.27 marathoner

'I'm so happy with my 3D printed insoles. Training is going in the right direction! Thank you @RSPrint_3D @RSscan1...

Design Engineer

I’ve tried numerous off-the-shelf and custom orthotics to help support my very flat feet. Nothing seemed to really help or feel like it was...

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