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Twikit Tribe: why are you passionate about on-demand, digitally manufactured personalized products?

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><b>At Twikit, we enjoy putting our team members in the spotlight. This time they talk about their Twikit experiences and share their thoughts on mass customization!  </b></h5> We asked five colleagues five different questions that illustrate what it is like to be a part of Twikit. In the second video in this series, Arno, Kirsten, Gillian, Thomas, and Christian elaborate on why they are passionate about on-demand, digitally manufactured personalized products. Watch the video below and discover more about the Twikit Tribe.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/519004259 " align="center" css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_column_text] <h5><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4">Are you interested in joining an ambitious and passionate team? </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4">Check out</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4"> our <a href="https://www.twikit.com/company/careers/">vacancies</a>!</span></span></h5> [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Twikit Tribe: What’s you proudest moment at Twikit?

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><span data-contrast="auto">At </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto">, we enjoy putting our team members in the spotlight. This time they talk about their </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> experiences and share their thoughts on mass customization</span><span data-contrast="auto">! </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">We asked five colleagues five different questions that illustrate what it is like to </span><span data-contrast="auto">be a part</span> <span data-contrast="auto">of </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> For the first video in this series, Arno, Kirsten, Gillian, Thomas, and Christian share their proudest moment at </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> with you.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Watch the video below and discover more about the </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Tribe. </span>[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/516141332" align="center" css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_column_text] <h5><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4">Are you interested in joining an ambitious and passionate team? </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4">Check out</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW210198928 BCX4"> our <a href="https://www.twikit.com/company/careers/">vacancies</a>!</span></span></h5> [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Custom jewelry: automating the design process

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Jewelry making is a respected artisanal craft. Nevertheless, the traditional way of designing and creating custom jewelry is demanding for both jeweler and customer.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Even though a custom piece of jewelry unique to you sounds very interesting, several aspects withhold consumers from investing. They think of it as a slow and intricate process with a surprising price tag in the end. For a jewelry designer, there are also difficulties in play. Artisanal, handcrafted custom-made jewelry requires extensive training and expertise, a considerable amount of time, and the process is prone to expensive errors. Additive manufacturing offers the solution.     </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5>   <h5>New digital store experiences</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">Renowned jewelry brands with stores worldwide are also looking for new (digital) experiences to offer their customer base. Before, customers prominently bought exclusive products such as jewelry pieces based on their preferences in-store. Now, e-commerce has made its name for high-value products. Improving the digital store experience is a priority for brands, even for those with an established presence in the world’s luxury shopping streets.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">With the technological advancements in digital mass customization software and 3D printing, jewelry designers can combine traditional with digital techniques—both during production and customer touchpoints.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> [caption id="attachment_4071" align="aligncenter" width="655"]<img class="wp-image-4071" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/328-1024x632.jpg" alt="Gregson & buck" width="655" height="405" /> © Gregson & Buck. All rights reserved.[/caption] <h5>Custom design process automation</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">With the progress in digital tools such as online customization platforms, jewelers </span><span data-contrast="auto">can </span><span data-contrast="auto">offer personalized designs. They </span><span data-contrast="auto">add value to their luxury products by providing a unique customer experience in the form of customization. The configurator can be integrated into their website or application and match their branding seamlessly.   </span><span data-contrast="auto">   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">When visiting a jeweler's web-based configurator, customers can design jewelry pieces in the comfort of their own homes</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-contrast="auto">wi</span><span data-contrast="auto">t</span><span data-contrast="auto">h just</span><span data-contrast="auto"> a few clicks. The customizer displays the changes made during the customer's design process and lets them interact with the product. </span><span data-contrast="auto">The final result</span><span data-contrast="auto"> is immediately visible to the customer. In other words, what you see is what you get.    </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Gregson & Buck: adding value through an interactive customer experience</h5> <span data-contrast="none"><a href="https://www.gregsonandbuck.com">Gregson & Buck</a> is a men's jewelry brand that focuses solely on customization. They design</span><span data-contrast="none"> products that express the end-users' personality. Assisted by the </span><span data-contrast="none">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="none"> technology, they offer luxury <a href="https://www.gregsonandbuck.com/products/custom-groom-cufflinks?variant=34812655239302">custom groom cufflinks</a> that can be personalized entirely using the configurator embedded into their website.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/499243855" align="center" css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_column_text]<span data-contrast="none">As you can see in the demonstration above, the customer can adjust font, characters, material and choose the engraving. If they wish, the two <a href="https://www.gregsonandbuck.com/products/custom-groom-cufflinks?variant=34812655239302">cufflinks</a> can also have different monograms and engravings. It is details like these that improve the customer experience and add value to the brand.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><span data-contrast="none"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <i><span data-contrast="none">Other significant configurator features that are valuable for the customer experience</span></i><span data-contrast="none">:  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">While designing the cufflinks to match your </span><span data-contrast="none">style</span><span data-contrast="none">, a dynamic price is visible and adjusts to every change made to the </span><span data-contrast="none">design</span><span data-contrast="none">  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">You can choose between previewing the custom groom cufflinks in a 3D view mode or on a dress shirt </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">The 3D view mode shows the cufflinks in high-quality 3D with physic-based </span><span data-contrast="none">shading</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> </ul> <h5>3D printing in jewelry customization</h5> <span data-contrast="none">The digital customization platform automates the design process. On the </span><span data-contrast="none">back-end</span><span data-contrast="none">, software can automate production too. The configurator systematically sends production files based on orders to manufacturing.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">The leading 3D printing technologies in jewelry customization are lost wax casting and metal printing. Both methods significantly decrease production time for custom-made jewelry. The time savings enable scalability and on-demand production.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Lost wax casting is a 3D printing technology where the original pattern is 3D printed instead of hand-carved. Based on the wax pattern, a mold is created. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> </ul> <ul> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="5" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="none">Metal printing combines the flexibility of 3D printing with the physical properties of metals.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> </ul> <h5>Mixing traditional with digital techniques</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">Taking advantage of technology and switching to a digital business model has never been more straightforward and accompanied by many benefits. Custom-made jewelry requires less expertise, is time-efficient, and less prone to errors.</span> <span data-contrast="auto">For customers, it </span><span data-contrast="auto">does not </span><span data-contrast="auto">require</span><span data-contrast="auto"> patience</span> <span data-contrast="auto">anymore </span><span data-contrast="auto">and several steps of revising the design. The configurator shows them the final </span><span data-contrast="auto">product that they have created themselves.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> [caption id="attachment_4075" align="aligncenter" width="747"]<img class="wp-image-4075" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/207-1024x469.jpg" alt="gregson & buck " width="747" height="342" /> © Gregson & Buck. All rights reserved.[/caption] <span data-contrast="auto">Introducing digital technologies to the art of jewelry making lowers the threshold for both designers and consumers. It provides product and market opportunities to independent jewelry makers and a solution for those who seek a personalized piece to commemorate a memorable moment in their lives.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">If you are looking to innovate and offer a unique customer experience while saving yourself from the intricate process of designing custom jewelry the traditional way, we suggest you go digital.  </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span>   <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}">Do you want to offer a next-level customization experience and head towards a digital, on-demand production flow?  </span><strong><a href="https://www.twikit.com/contact/">Get in touch with us</a>. </strong>[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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The future of orthotics: a custom in-store experience

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5>A lot is happening in the orthopedics and orthotics market. Manufacturers are increasingly testing the boundaries of what is possible for custom orthotics production and innovative technologies are being introduced. It results in time and cost-reductive processes, which in turn leads to new opportunities in the field.</h5> <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Thanks to technological developments, the orthotic market is slowly shifting towards additive manufacturing with larger production volumes and being</span><span data-contrast="auto"> commercially available, without being bound to a physical location. We asked ourselves: how will it look when it gets there? As Diana Hall, President and Founder of </span><span data-contrast="auto">ActivArmor</span><span data-contrast="auto"> <a href="https://www.twikit.com/news/twikit-at-tipe-3dprinting/">said</a>, “it is not a one-size-fits-all world."</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5>   <h5><b><span data-contrast="auto">The accessibility of orthotics right now </span></b><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">The traditional craft of making custom-fit orthotics is a respected but time-consuming and intricate process. If consumers desire an orthotic device, they must visit a professional clinic that spends up to days creating a device when made the traditional way. With the extensive manual work, it is quite a costly affair. In other words, the threshold to obtain a custom orthotic such as an insole, protective helmet, or hand brace, for example, is high.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Orthotics can prevent and treat various problems related to the musculoskeletal system, impacting the patient’s quality of life. That is why the accessibility of high-quality custom-fit orthotics is important. The commercialization of these kinds of orthotics does benefit not only the manufacturer but also the end-user.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5><b><span data-contrast="auto">The transition to a digital additive manufacturing flow </span></b><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">The orthopedic and orthotic market slowly transitions to a digital production flow, replacing partly inefficient steps and labor-intensive conventional production methods. This is thanks to mass customization solutions, including custom design and order management software, becoming simpler and easier to use. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Moving towards a digital production flow is made a logical choice. It saves producers costs, time, and inventory space. </span> <h5>Digital processes lowering the threshold</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">But how do digital technologies lower the threshold for the consumer? Because a device's production can be completed within a few hours, and technicians save days by implementing additive manufacturing technology, the product costs less and is more affordable. On top of that, orthotic manufacturers can scale up while creating a one-of-a-kind (unique), custom-fit device every time around. Customers will receive a high-quality product that provides comfort and a precise fit.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto"><img class=" wp-image-4045 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/twikfit-insole-white-1024x528.png" alt="Twikit insoles " width="989" height="510" /></span> <span data-contrast="auto">In addition, 3D scanning technology is making vast steps ahead. It is an easy and fast way to obtain precise measurements for creating custom orthotics. The 3D scanning devices and tools continuously become more user-friendly and cheaper. This means that anyone can perform a high-quality scan anywhere, using smartphones, tablets, or mobile devices. Think of clinics where medical professionals perform 3D scans, and it uploads immediately onto the customization software platform. Or, think of opportunities in retail.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5><b><span data-contrast="auto">The </span></b><b><span data-contrast="auto">custom </span></b><b><span data-contrast="auto">orthotic</span></b> <b><span data-contrast="auto">in-store experience </span></b><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="none">Considering customizable products are sought after, and customer experience is more important than ever, we also see the future of orthotics in a commercial retail environment. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">The improved digital manufacturing flow ensures faster production and lowers costs. As a result, it opens doors to new potential customer bases by answering changing customer needs and offering more solutions for different people. It leads to opportunities, such as offering consumers a tailor-made solution for other purposes than medical treatment, including comfortable insoles made-to-fit for any shoe.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Customization and brand experience <span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="none">Due to the evolution towards completely digital production, which facilitates the availability and accessibility of custom-made orthotics, more people will be able and willing to buy those types of products. And where can you provide the ultimate immersive experience for those potential customers? In a custom orthotic (online-) store or clinic. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">We envision the future orthotic point of sale as a design-focused store where customization and brand experience are key. The customer will go from performing a body-part scan to receiving their custom-designed insoles in a few days.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">The idea of 'showroom stores' has been around for some time, but it is new and suitable for customizable products. The products are showcased digitally, you can customize your own product in-store, and it is delivered to your doorstep one or two days later. This concept's value is that customers get to interact with the product and the brand during their visit.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Minimal customer effort for a high quality orthotic</h5> <span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4">Since 3D scanning devices are increasingly user-friendly, we imagine the next step being a semi-automated full-body scanner. As a customer, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun CommentStart SCXW149279590 BCX4">you step in</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4">,</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4">and the scanner scans the required body part</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4">,</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW149279590 BCX4"> such as an arm, foot, or ankle. </span></span> <span data-contrast="none"><img class=" wp-image-4036 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/MicrosoftTeams-image-3-copy-897x1024.jpeg" alt="" width="412" height="470" /></span> <span data-contrast="none">The custom-fit product, based on the 3D scan, is then presented on a screen. The displayed configurator provides the customer with the opportunity to design their own custom orthotic</span><span data-contrast="none"> device</span><span data-contrast="none">. Elements such as color, shape, structure, and text are customizable. The finished custom product is adjusted to the customer’s unique measurements and aesthetic preference. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">The finalized </span><span data-contrast="none">orthosis </span><span data-contrast="none">is ordered in-store, produced at a local 3D printing supplier, and a few days later, it arrives at the customer’s doorstep, or it is ready to be picked up at the retail store—a smooth customer experience where minimal effort is required to obtain a high-quality custom product.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5><strong>Centralized on-demand manufacturing </strong></h5> <span data-contrast="none">To manage production efficiently, we envision a centralized on-demand manufacturing unit. This unit would process the orders from all custom-orthotic retailers within a certain perimeter to minimize the ecological footstep caused by international transportation. Not printing the orthotics in-house or in the store also saves expertise and space, which can be expensive in inner-city shopping areas. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">After purchase, the custom orthotic order would automatically be sent to the printing facility through order management software. Every production file is tagged with a unique ID number that is also printed into the part for optimal order management. It ensures a smooth digital production process with reduced lead time. When the custom orthotic is ready to be worn, it is directly shipped to the customer.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5><strong>The economic value of product mass customization</strong></h5> <span data-contrast="none">However, our vision of the custom orthotic in-store experience is not yet </span><span data-contrast="none">fully </span><span data-contrast="none">realized</span><span data-contrast="none">; some big players in retail are taking steps in this direction. Decathlon already offers a <a href="https://www.twikit.com/news/decathlon-design-your-custom-product-in-store/">unique in-store customer experience</a> in collaboration with </span><span data-contrast="none">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="none">. </span><span data-contrast="none">Customers can create their own custom handlebars to fit on their bikes in-store. The French sporting goods retailer (with their own additive manufacturing department) sees the economic and competitive value of customization. We predict more companies are soon to follow in their footsteps.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">Because the lead time between order and finalized product can be decreased immensely, new opportunities arise for the custom orthotics market. The innovative technologies ensure customers can have a 3D scan taken, personalize the device and place their order all inside a store. Orthotic manufacturers can expand their customer base and explore new market opportunities, such as retail. If you ask us, it is the future of orthotics.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>   <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Do you want to offer a next-level customization experience and head towards a digital, on-demand production flow?  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span><strong><a href="https://www.twikit.com/contact/">Get in touch with us</a>. </strong></h5> [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Twikit at TIPE 3D Printing: The Value of Mass Customization

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit is a supporter of gender equality and a more diverse additive manufacturing industry. We are proud to say that </span><span data-contrast="auto">50</span><span data-contrast="auto">% of our department heads are women. While leading in the representation of women in the space, with 27% of the entire team being female, we are honest to say that there is still room for improvement. At Twikit, we aim for diversity</span><span data-contrast="auto">.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5>   <h5><strong>The power of a diverse industry</strong></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">When we tell you there is a gender gap in the additive manufacturing industry, we are not exaggerating. At this moment in time, there are only </span><span data-contrast="auto"><a href="https://womenin3dprinting.com/about-us/">13% women in 3D printing</a>.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> And even fewer women-owned businesses in the industry. So, to say there is a gap is an understatement. There is a huge space that needs to be closed for a more diverse and inclusive industry.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto"><img class="size-large wp-image-3997 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/DSC04345-1024x684.png" alt="" width="848" height="566" /></span> <span data-contrast="auto">Because Twikit believes in the power of diverse backgrounds and its value for the additive manufacturing industry, we were honored to join the first annual female-speakers-only TIPE 3D Printing conference. Organized by Women in 3D Printing.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Women in 3D Printing</h5> <span data-contrast="auto"><a href="https://womenin3dprinting.com">Women in 3D Printing</a> (WI3DP)</span><span data-contrast="auto"> is an organization that increases the visibility of female leaders in the additive manufacturing industry and encourages the use of 3D Printing technologies. Their mission is to have an equal divide of men and women in the sector. WI3DP is centered around the idea that we should embrace diverse backgrounds because these make the additive manufacturing industry rich and interesting.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Organizations like </span><span data-contrast="auto">WI3DP </span><span data-contrast="auto">are important because of the versatileness of 3D printing technology. It spans across many disciplines and applications, making diversity essential. Because it is male-dominated, inspiring people, organizations, and events can make a difference and attract industry minorities, such as women, to join the </span><span data-contrast="auto">additive manufacturing community</span><span data-contrast="auto">. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5><img class="size-large wp-image-4005 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/DSC04257-1024x684.png" alt="Twikit_women_3" width="848" height="566" /></h5> <h5>TIPE 3D Printing</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">In the spirit of putting a spotlight on significant women in additive manufacturing,</span><span data-contrast="auto"> WI3DP organized the</span><span data-contrast="auto"> first-ever</span> <a href="https://www.tipe3dprinting.com"><span data-contrast="auto">TIPE 3D Printing </span></a><span data-contrast="auto">annual global </span><span data-contrast="auto">conference</span><span data-contrast="auto"> on the 27</span><span data-contrast="auto">th</span><span data-contrast="auto"> and 28</span><span data-contrast="auto">th</span><span data-contrast="auto"> of January 2021. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">With the focus on case studies, additive manufacturing user applications, visionary talks on the future, and people shaping the industry, TIPE 3D Printing curated an inspirational all-female agenda of speakers and panelists. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">During the conference, Twikit hosted a panel on The Value of Mass Customization. </span><span data-contrast="auto">Our invited speakers Lina Riano, Gabi Janssen, and Diana Hall</span><span data-contrast="auto">,</span><span data-contrast="auto"> elaborated on the value of mass customization through their expertise and experiences together with Twikit.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <i><span data-contrast="auto">Curious about our panelists’ intriguing insights</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto"> on the added value of mass customization</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto">?</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto"> Read the panel summary below. </span></i><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>   <h5><strong>Twikit panel: The value of Mass Customization  </strong></h5> <i><span data-contrast="auto"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3917 alignleft" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/TIPE2021_Lina_Twikit_IGFB-300x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></span></i> <em>Lina Riano is R&D Engineer for Additive Manufacturing at Decathlon. In collaboration with Twikit, Decathlon offers a  <a href="https://www.twikit.com/news/decathlon-design-your-custom-product-in-store/">unique in-store customer experience</a> through customization.  </em> <span data-contrast="auto">Lina kicks off the presentation on the value of mass customization by explaining the Decathlon brand. “It is the largest sporting goods retailer, with complete control over its value chain.” </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">The first mass customized product introduced at Decathlon is the custom bike handlebars available at the Decathlon DX concept store, in collaboration with Twikit. They are not mass-produced yet, but Lina tells us that is where they want to go.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Decathlon wants custom sporting goods to be accessible</span><span data-contrast="auto">. </span><span data-contrast="auto">That is Decathlon’s purpose, Lina says, to sustainably make the pleasure of sport accessible to everyone. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Decathlon wants to focus on offering custom sporting goods at </span><span data-contrast="auto">accessible prices</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-contrast="auto">but</span><span data-contrast="auto"> with the added value of customization.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Lina gives us an important example of the value of a custom sports product. She says, “take, for example, someone with a disability who loves sport but is not able to ride his bike because he cannot grasp the handlebars well.” This is where customization comes in. “Imagine the customer going to the store, scanning his hand, and receiving a custom-fit handlebar just for him.” Like so, Decathlon can give this person the pleasure of doing sports, Lina explains. At Decathlon, the customer is the center of product development.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Lina concludes her panel talk by saying that Decathlon responds to the developments in 3D printing and customization technologies, and they adapt. Decathlon will “enjoy the mass customization journey together with the customer.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5></h5>   <i><span data-contrast="auto"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3913 alignleft" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/TIPE2021_Gabi-janssen_Twikit_IGFB-300x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="300" />Gabi Janssen is Business Development Manager Healthcare at DSM Additive Manufacturing (AM). She led the joint project with Twikit of creating a digital workflow for customized 3D printed thumb braces.</span></i><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Gabi Janssen is the second speaker to share her insights on the economic value of mass customization. She starts by introducing the collaboration between </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit and DSM Additive </span><span data-contrast="auto">M</span><span data-contrast="auto">anufacturing</span><span data-contrast="auto">. “We developed a product with high quality and reliability.” Together, Twikit and DSM AM tested the boundaries of what is possible regarding equipment, materials, and software. As a result, one complete thumb brace solution, manufactured through a digital flow.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">One of the central benefits of 3D printing and digital manufacturing is time reduction. DSM AM could reduce the orthotic production time from 4 days to even less than 9 hours, Gabi explains. The thumb brace is an easily adaptable solution that is customizable and also has the benefit of repeatability. Any brace can be printed again if required. Gabi continues by saying that including 3D printing into a production flow is a big advantage for both the development of the product and helping patients. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">One of the most important economic values of mass customization, according to Gabi, is the on-demand production aspect. You can stock fewer products and can manage them more efficiently. Again, saving time. She also considers the quality of a mass-customized orthotic a valuable benefit. Thanks to the scanning and customization software, the patient receives a comfortable device that fits perfectly. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">“If you reduce the production flow, you will reduce costs, which is very important for healthcare.”  Gabi leaves us by saying that the orthopedic market is shifting to 3D printing because of all the significant benefits of mass customization technologies.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5></h5>   <i><span data-contrast="auto"><img class="size-medium wp-image-4023 alignleft" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/TIPE2021_Activearmor_Twikit-300x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="300" /> Diana Hall is the president and founder of ActivArmor. </span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto">With</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto"> Twikit, Diana is pursuing automation of their proprietary design flow and internationalizing the current ActivArmor end-to-end solution, from 3D scan to 3D print.</span></i><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">ActivArmor provides the first commercially available 3D printed cast in the market. They custom design every cast according to the patient’s unique injury and lifestyle based on a body part scan, Diana explains while showing off her own ActivArmor cast. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Diana partnered with Twikit “to offer it as a package that can be implemented into any practice</span> <span data-contrast="auto">anywhere and manufacture custom devices.” That is what ActivArmor is progressing towards. They provide clinics with custom orthotics while saving them the cost, space, and inventory. “It is about the end-to-end package,” Diana says. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">When talking about the economic value of mass customization, Diana highlights that economics is key in the medical industry. Managing inventory, </span><span data-contrast="auto">for example,</span><span data-contrast="auto"> takes a lot of time and effort. By improving efficiency through on-demand production, clinics gain a huge economic benefit. Mass customization also allows for more patients to be treated in </span><span data-contrast="auto">a time frame</span><span data-contrast="auto"> due to the 3D scanning process. “This is a revenue generator for the medical sector.” </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Diana believes that mass customization in the future will only evolve to become cheaper, faster, and better. Since there are many preconceived notions about 3D printing, as a business, you </span><span data-contrast="auto">have to</span><span data-contrast="auto"> make the solution simple, so it is easily adopted. She continues by saying, “what </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> does and what </span><span data-contrast="auto">ActivArmor</span><span data-contrast="auto"> wants to incorporate: to automate as much of it as we can while maintaining customizability.</span><span data-contrast="auto">”</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">According to Diana, when mass customization becomes a package, such as </span><span data-contrast="auto">ActivArmor</span><span data-contrast="auto"> envisions it, it will become commercial. It is not there yet, she continues, but </span><span data-contrast="auto">ActivArmor</span><span data-contrast="auto"> is evolving towards it, and </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> helps them get closer to that end-to-end product solution.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> “The </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> software is key.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>     <strong>Are you intrigued by one of these additive manufacturing user applications?  </strong> <strong>If you want to step into mass customization with a seamless end-to-end digital solution,<a href="https://www.twikit.com/contact/"> get in touch with us</a></strong><span data-contrast="auto">.</span><b><span data-contrast="auto">  </span></b><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Twikit web SDK: smooth integration

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><span data-contrast="auto">Whether you are a</span><span data-contrast="auto">n</span> <span data-contrast="auto">acclaimed </span><span data-contrast="auto">brand adding customization to extend product ranges or a niche manufacturer focusing solely on custom products</span><span data-contrast="auto">, </span><span data-contrast="auto">personalizatio</span><span data-contrast="auto">n is where we are head</span><span data-contrast="auto">ing</span><span data-contrast="auto">.</span> <span data-contrast="auto">The Twikit </span><span data-contrast="auto">web </span><span data-contrast="auto">SDK </span><span data-contrast="auto">(Software Development Kit) </span><span data-contrast="auto">allows a configurator to be </span><span data-contrast="auto">smoothly </span><span data-contrast="auto">integrated into </span><span data-contrast="auto">digital interfaces such as </span><span data-contrast="auto">webshop</span><span data-contrast="auto">s</span><span data-contrast="auto"> or website</span><span data-contrast="auto">s</span><span data-contrast="auto">. </span><span data-contrast="auto">A simple solution to innovate </span><span data-contrast="auto">your </span><span data-contrast="auto">assortment and </span><span data-contrast="auto">customer experience. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5>   <span data-contrast="auto">T</span><span data-contrast="auto">o illustrate the Twikit software solution</span><span data-contrast="auto">, let’s take the automotive industry as an exa</span><span data-contrast="auto">mple</span><span data-contrast="auto">. W</span><span data-contrast="auto">ith the rapid technological advancements in the industry, car brands have to keep innovating to be the forerunner. Simultaneously, consumers are becoming more demanding, and the value of the customer experience has become significant.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">These two factors present the automotive industry with two challenges: optimizing manufacturing efficiency and offering customers a truly personalized </span><span data-contrast="auto">customer </span><span data-contrast="auto">experience</span><span data-contrast="auto"> on par with the brand guidelines</span><span data-contrast="auto">.</span> <span data-contrast="auto">Twikit can support in conquering these challenges. </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>A feature rich Web SDK</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">To ensure customer satisfaction, it requires a user interface that leans into customers' wishes and integrates seamlessly into their platform. This is where Twikit can assist. The Twikit web SDK contains website publishing tools and a client-side JavaScript library. The JavaScript library has a rich set of functionalities for adding a 3D canvas with configuration options and translations to your website. The Twikit SDK allows the configurator to fuse with every webshop or website with just a few lines</span><span data-contrast="auto"> of code</span><span data-contrast="auto">. It embeds in the front-end code, which also saves the user server costs.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <strong>Feature overview of the Twikit web SDK</strong> <ul> <li><span data-contrast="auto">Simple JavaScript library to integrate a 3D configurator in any website</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Distributed to a worldwide content distribution network (CDN), ensuring fast loading times worldwide</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Save and reopen user configurations for</span><span data-contrast="auto"> an</span> <span data-contrast="auto">optimal </span><span data-contrast="auto">customer experience</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">S</span><span data-contrast="auto">upport desk for all your IT questions and feature requests</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Seamlessly integrated with the Twikit Product Creator tools and Twikbot</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><a href="https://github.com/Twikit"><span data-contrast="auto">Open-source demo </span><span data-contrast="auto">examples</span></a> <span data-contrast="auto">available</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> <li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="16" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-aria-level="1"><span data-contrast="auto">Visit </span><a href="https://twikit.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DOCS/pages/394100760/Web+SDK"><span data-contrast="auto">here</span></a><span data-contrast="auto"> to </span><span data-contrast="auto">learn </span><span data-contrast="auto">more about the Twikit web SDK</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true}"> </span></li> </ul> <img class=" wp-image-3942 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Angular-test-app-1024x543.png" alt="Angular example application" width="699" height="371" /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span class="TextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4">Angular example application</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4"> - </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW58447809 BCX4">The Angular framework simplifies increasing responsivity, applying material design, and reusing branding components in the configurator. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW58447809 BCX4" data-ccp-props="{"335551550":2,"335551620":2}"> </span></em></p> <img class=" wp-image-3944 aligncenter" src="https://www.twikit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Javascript-example-app-1024x541.png" alt="javascript example app" width="699" height="369" /> <p style="text-align: center;"><i><span data-contrast="auto">Javascript example application</span></i><span data-ccp-props="{"335551550":2,"335551620":2}"> - </span><i><span data-contrast="auto">The Twikit web SDK can be integrated into any website whether </span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto">it </span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto">use</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto">s</span></i><i><span data-contrast="auto"> the framework Angular or not.</span></i><span data-ccp-props="{"335551550":2,"335551620":2}"> </span></p> <h5>Configurator styling</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">The previously mentioned advantages are significant, but you would also require the customizer to be visually integrated. This means that the colors, fonts, logos, and other elements are consistent with the overall UX of, e.g., a car configurator. The custom product becomes a part of the assortment and needs to communicate this way to all customers visiting the website. The configurator can be provided ready-to-use with the right branding incorporated to meet this re</span><span data-contrast="auto">quirement</span><span data-contrast="auto">. Further, </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> web SDK also grants </span><span data-contrast="auto">a company's</span> <span data-contrast="auto">in-house IT team </span><span data-contrast="auto">to style the configurator themselves. </span><span data-contrast="auto">The </span><span data-contrast="auto">in-house IT team is then able to style the platform themselves to fit seamlessly into the website.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Advanced customization</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">The </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> software solution enables the connection between the front-end product personalization experience and digital manufacturing. Hereby, </span><span data-contrast="auto">Twikit</span><span data-contrast="auto"> provides an end-to-end digital process in which manufacturers can capture the value of advanced customization. The customization platform can cover a wide spectrum of applications and finishes</span><span data-contrast="auto"> (e.g.,</span> <span data-contrast="auto">color, </span><span data-contrast="auto">pattern, </span><span data-contrast="auto">personalized </span><span data-contrast="auto">text,…</span><span data-contrast="auto">)</span><span data-contrast="auto">—all of which the </span><span data-contrast="auto">customer</span><span data-contrast="auto"> can personally select. In turn, it results in increased customer engagement, revenues, and margins whilst also reducing production complexity.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/502978601" align="center" css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_column_text] <p style="text-align: center;"><span data-contrast="auto">V</span><span data-contrast="auto">isit the Twikit <a href="https://carwheel.twikit.com">car wheel configurator</a> </span><span data-contrast="auto">and </span><span data-contrast="auto">explore</span><span data-contrast="auto"> the possibilities</span><span data-contrast="auto"> yourself.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></p> <h5>The Twikit software solution: end-to-end</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">To conclude, offering a customer the unique experience of designing their own product is made simple by the Twikit software solution. Twikit web SDK ensures seamless integration of the customizer into any webshop or website. It is possible to visually modify the configurator to match any branding by an in-house IT team, or Twikit can be of assistance to implement the required design. A complete front-end optimization that links to the back-end operations smoothly with increased efficiency.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">On the back-end, Twikit ensures a smooth transition to a completely digital manufacturing flow with optimized efficiency. It can be implemented into any business model or industry for any product. By providing scalability, cost-effective production, and lesser errors during the process, going digital is made a logical choice by Twikit.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Do you want to step into mass customization with a seamless end-to-end digital solution?  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span><strong><a href="https://www.twikit.com/contact/">Get in touch with us</a>. </strong>[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Mass customization for interior design

[vc_row el_class="boxed-narrow"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="64px"][vc_column_text] <h5><span data-contrast="auto">PortaPivot has a worldwide customer base and is a leading innovator in high-end architectural hardware for custom interior doors. Their philosophy is to combine their strength and knowledge in technology, engineering, and design with craftsmanship. PortaPivot recently introduced an on-demand business model making the switch to a completely digital manufacturing flow.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5>   <span data-contrast="auto">Twikit's involvement with PortaPivot has led to yet another addition to their value proposition. PortaPivot differentiates itself through its innovative and patented pivot hinge system, Stealthpivot®. With the support of the Twikit technology, they also offer a valuable customer experience through customization.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">When ordering a customized door or partition via the webshop, the product is delivered as a self-assembly kit with the appropriate hardware and installation accessories. The installer is PortaPivot's most important client; they place the customized door or partition in the end-customer's home. By manufacturing aluminum profiles for the client's desired setup, PortaPivot delivers a smart and aesthetic interior door or partition solution for any professional.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Infinite customization possibilities</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">A great advantage to the PortaPivot product range is that it is custom-made. With the Twikit technology support, PortaPivot offers professionals interior doors and fixed partitions, which are endlessly customizable.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">The Twikit technology was applied to create a high-end <a href="https://www.portapivot.com/collections/choose-your-configuration/products/portapivot-5730-single-door#configurator">virtual showroom</a> based on the PortaPivot website's design. It is completely integrated into the PortaPivot digital space, which adds to the branding and unique customer experience. The showroom provides visitors with the opportunity to create and design their own interior doors or partitions. You can custom order up to 40 different product types, with more in the pipeline. The Twikit technology provides PortaPivot the option to scale when more products are added to their custom assortment.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Customization based on parametric models</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">Each product has countless customization options based on parametric models. To make it more tangible (and we actually did the math), the PortaPivot 5730 interior door alone has 300 quintillion possible variations. These vary from alterations such as dimensions and color to pivot hinge placement, handles, and grid design, to name a few. PortaPivot's clients can make the customizable door their own design or adjust it to their own customers' wishes.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Improved customer experience <span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">When visiting the PortaPivot configurator built by Twikit, you can notice small but significant details that improve the customer experience:  </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <ul> <li><span data-contrast="auto">Different views of the interior door: closed or open towards the out- or inside </span></li> <li><span data-contrast="auto">The possibility of viewing the dimensions in millimeters or inches </span></li> <li><span data-contrast="auto">Placing a </span><span data-contrast="auto">human reference next to the door to create perspective</span></li> </ul> <span data-contrast="auto">By adding details such as </span><span data-contrast="auto">the</span> <span data-contrast="auto">option to </span><span data-contrast="auto">set the measurements to the metric or imperial system, Twikit adjusted the configurator to the international market that PortaPivots serves. </span><span data-contrast="auto">Anyone can visit the virtual showroom and become a PortaPivot client, regardless of where they are situated</span><span data-contrast="auto"> or local ti</span><span data-contrast="auto">me</span><span data-contrast="auto">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">On top of that, below the configuration window, a dynamic price appears. This allows the client to design a custom-made PortaPivot product while seeing the price being adjusted to the configured setup. Hence, the professional can mind their client's budget while designing—an added value for professionals.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/500351812" align="center" css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_column_text] <h5>Production flow integration</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">Twikit also assisted in the flawless integration of the customizable product range into PortaPivot’s pre-existing production flow through the Twikit technology implementation. The Twikit customization platform holds a rich set of features set to connect to a production flow. Thus, when an order is placed via the configurator, the Twikit software solution transmits the parameters in a structured manner. The manufacturing order contains all the necessary data for production and for managing logistics when sent to an order management system. As a result, Twikit ensures that mass customization is efficient and an added value for both provider and consumer. It allows PortaPivot to handle high-volume orders continuously</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <h5>Consumers search for customization online</h5> <span data-contrast="auto">Consumers start their search for customization online. Therefore, it is important to create an online presence and a digital platform for your custom product. Together with Twikit, PortaPivot innovated and moved towards new opportunities in the market. They focused on offering a unique customer experience and adding value to their high-end product through customization whilst still serving an international market.   </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span> <h5><strong>Custom solutions for every business model</strong></h5> <span data-contrast="auto">As customer behavior develops and people turn more to digital points of purchase, consumer-oriented businesses must adapt. They must revise and refresh their business model to fit new industry developments. Implementing an online platform for product customization and switching to a digital manufacturing flow is a valuable solution. With Twikit technology, tapping into custom-products and offering more value to your customers is a logical and simple step. The software can be adjusted to fit your existing supply chain, or the Twikit solutions can assist with the shift to an efficient and cost-effective digital production flow. There is a solution for every business model. Let's make everything personal. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span> <span data-contrast="auto">Do you want to offer a next-level customization experience and head towards a digital, on-demand production flow?  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true}"> </span><strong><a href="https://www.twikit.com/contact/">Get in touch with us</a>. </strong>[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="boxed"][vc_column css_animation="fadeIn"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1590501898363{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][twkt_button text="Go back to overview" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twikit.com%2Fcompany%2Fnewsroom%2F|title:Newsroom||"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/5"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="64"][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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