When the beautiful wife of David Gaylord, one of MatterHackers’ esteemed designers, came to him with a problem, 3D printing was his solution. Gaylord’s wife, who works with autistic children, found that she was having a difficult time training her younger students how to tie their shoes.
“She asked if I could design and print something to help her with shoe tying training at work. It needed to be portable, sturdy, and replicate a shoe that is easy to lace. She wanted to print a few of them in bright colors with the intent of having a familiar object at the house, school, and office for training continuity.” Gaylord said, “So I got to work.”