Somos® Momentum

3D printing solution for footwear manufacturers

For complex shapes and detail

Covestro collaborated with key footwear manufacturers to develop Somos® Momentum, a compelling solution that combines rich feature detail and dimensional stability with the most efficient printing outcomes available without compromising surface quality or dimensional accuracy.

Somos® Momentum offers high part accuracy, quality and fine feature detail. The outstanding accuracy of the resin allows the forming of sharp features, which in turn enables the creation of detailed footwear soles not only in initial design, but also translated into the aluminum mold. In addition, the pink color of the material makes it easy to discern key features in the design and to inspect the parts for surface defects.

Taking this technology a step further, direct printing of the sole will omit the need for detailing or texturing, speeding up the traditional tooling process up to 60%, enabling a cost reduction up to 30%.


  • Footwear tooling

Product Features

  • Highest efficiency stereolithography material
  • High accuracy and surface quality
  • Complex shapes and feature detail
  • Eliminates chemical texturing process
  • Color facilitates inspection of feature detail and quality
  • Overall cost saving during development and manufacturing

How customers use our material

3D printing helps global shoemaker cut time-to-market by up to 1/3

Switching from CNC tooling to 3D printing saved a global footwear manufacturer time and cost.

How can we help?

Get in touch with our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.