Designing a new shoe collection involves several different steps. From the last to the midsole and from the upper to the outsole - a shoe consists of many different, separately designed parts coming together. Traditionally, designs are made in 2D, and choices have to be made early in the process. Today, Romans CAD Software, the experts in shoe design software, and atum3D join forces to harness the power of 3D printing to create real model collections, bringing exceptional flexibility and cost reductions by combining prototyping and production.

Our integral 2D-3D design & printing solution lets you quickly and costefficiently create high-quality lasts, soles, model moulds - and more.


Being the benchmark in footwear design software, Romans CAD offers everything the designer needs to create a model range in 3D. Specific application modules are available for every step in the design process.


Additive manufacturing enables designers to test different variations and optimize designs with small iterations - but had limitations in terms of materials, dimensions, speed, and accuracy. Not anymore! atum3D created a powerful and fast DLP printer that allows using an entire collection of end-quality materials, with properties ranging from extremely strong and rigid to exceptionally flexible - all on a single platform. Combined with the design software Romans CAD, developed by our partner Strategies (France), we are proud to introduce the first end-to-end footwear design and print solution. Unlock the benefits of creating fully printed demonstration parts and models fast, flexibly and cost efficiency!

Depending on the part, several specialty resins are available. Whether you are looking for strength, flexibility or biocompatibility - all our printer models share the open resin platform feature, which allows us to help you select the material that meets your requirements.

Next, atum3D can largely automate the required cleaning and postcuring processes to optimise results and even further reduce lead times.


The resulting high-quality parts are ready to be assembled. There's no better way to convince potential buyers than presenting a tangible collection. Swiftly introduce unique collections without the investments nor the lead times required to open traditional moulds.

Furthermore, additive manufacturing brings flexibility to the design process. Quickly update designs or accommodate customer-specific requests - without noteworthy cost impact. Bringing convenience and cost efficiency together, this is a footwear designer's dream.


This integral solution allows potential customers to touch, squeeze and experience your collection - while saving time, costs and raw materials in the process. Other benefits include:
  • Custom combination of dedicated software, hardware and resins;
  • Largest range in different print material properties available today;
  • Best-in-class print speeds of up to 150 mm/hour;
  • Intuitive print job preparation, easy machine set-up and workflow;
  • Create both unique footwear models and serial production runs;
  • Large build envelope to combine several parts in a single job.


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We bundle everything the orthopaedic professional needs to start printing pre-modelled test shoes immdiately.

DLP Station 5-405 EXZ

Post-processing automation (Optional)

Operator Station Professional

Installation & Operator Training

DLP Support Basic

DLP Station 5-405 EXZ

The extended build envelope DLP Station is now available with our powerful 405 nm light engine module. In line with our vision to offer the most cost-effective, fully customisable open platform 3D DLP printers, DLP Station 5-405 EXZ allows using any available DLP resin in the 405 nm range, thanks to the proprietary atum3D open resin platform. These exceptional features make DLP Station 5-405 EXZ a great fit with many applications, including footwear production and printing moulds & inserts.

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Post-processing automation

To optimise your workflow and further reduce lead-times, both post-processing steps, cleaning and post-curing, can be automated. Cleaning Station is based on the cavitation effect resulting from high frequency shockwaves in ethanol. The imploding microscopic bubbles are small enough to enter even the smallest of openings, meticulously cleaning printed shoes. Next, Curing Station combines a large-capacity vacuum chamber with powerful UV light and radiated heat for up to 10x faster and truly thorough post-curing.

Curing Station Cleaning Station

Operator Station Professional

After modelling, preparing a print job for DLP Station is a matter of just a few clicks thanks to our intuitive Operator Station software. Features like the unique, touch-enabled user interface and MAGS AI algorithms to swiftly position multiple models, let you create and export your print job in minutes.

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BASF Ultracur3D® ST 45

BASF created Ultracur3D® ST 45, a resin that offers excellent properties and material strength comparable to conventional, thermomoulded test shoes. Combined with a high flexibility, this allows creating test shoe designs with exceptionally thin walls and overall thickness.

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Installation & Operator Training

atum3D offers customised, integral solutions with optimal ease-of-use. We include the option to have an expert set up hardware and software on-site and train operators in using Operator Station and DLP Station 5-365 EXZ in a hands-on session.

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DLP Support

Our support doesn’t end with installation and training. atum3D offers a choice of different support level and on-site maintenance options to fit your requirements.

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3D Foot Scanner

3D Foot scanning and automated 3D modelling of test shoes is a highly specialised area of expertise. atum3D has teamed up with several leaders in the field, as we feel you should be able to select your scanning/modelling solution of choice. Contact us for more information about 3D scanning solutions.