Advanced 3D Sole Design + Printing

This course is ideal for professional shoe designers that already work in Rhino and want to create more complex sole designs, especially for people that have already finished our basic 3D Sole Design + Printing course. During this intensive two-day class you will:

  • brush up on your Rhino sole design skills
  • create more complex soles, for instance for molds with multiple parts
  • 3d print wearable soles in flexible materials (if needed)
  • tackle specific 3D design and printing issues your are facing


This course is highly personalised, so after some short general exercises to brush up on your Rhino skills, each participant we will be mentored individually to work on his or her personal sole design and printing projects. We will set realistic learning goals with each student before the course starts. 


This course will not involve Grasshopper though, we will soon start separate training for that!

Course Details


The class is taught by 3D design and printing expert Philippe Holthuizen who runs his own 3D printed brand FUSED Footwear.


Dates: May 27-28, 2019, 9:00 - 17:30 each day

Location: Lay3rs 3D printing, Grote Berg 60, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Level: advanced, participants must have experience in both shoe design and 3D design in Rhino. Prior knowledge of 3D printing is not required, but is an advantage. We will test the entry level of each participant before we confirm your application.

Price: €1250 (excluding 21% VAT, if applicable. Price is to be paid in advance, 50% downpayment is required upon registration. Participants of our basic 3D Sole Design + Printing course get a 10% discount.)

Included in the course price: use of 3D printers and basic 3D printing materials

Not included in the course price: travel costs, breakfast, lunch and diner, Rhino software, any special 3D printing materials 

Required materials: participants have to bring their own laptop (PC or Mac but NOT a tablet) with Rhino 5 or 6 installed, there is a free evaluation version available. You will also need a mouse, not just a trackpad. 



Please fill out the form below to apply for this course. We will get back to you within 48 hours to let you know if your application has been accepted. There is a maximum of 8 participants for this course. For any questions - for instance when you want us to give this class at your company - please email us at