Archives for the category: 3D printed fashion, textiles

October 7, 2015

Nike’s COO thinks we could soon 3D print Nike sneakers at home

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 09.23.27.png Eric Sprunk, Nike’s COO, talked about the innovation in Nike’s Flyknit technology and what it suggests about the way sneakers could be made in the future. Based on what Nike is already doing with Flyknit, Sprunk says the ability for consumers to 3D print a pair of sneakers is close at hand. [via Quartz]

quotemarksright.jpgThe way it might work goes something like this: You could head to Nike’s website, customize a sneaker to your specifications, and buy a file containing the instructions for the 3D printer. If you have a printer at home, you could print it yourself and have a new pair of sneakers in a matter of hours. If you don’t, you could take the file to a Nike store and have them print it for you.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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July 21, 2015

Smithsonian to Kickstart Museum Preservation, Starting with Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

3D-scan-Neil-Armstrongs-suit-for-3D-printing-on-Kickstarter.jpgToday, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign, titled Reboot the Suit, to preserve human history with 3D scanning and more. 3D Printing Industry reports.

quotemarksright.jpgAsking for $500,000, the museum has already raised more than a fifth of its goal to conserve the iconic spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first person to set foot on the Earth’s moon.

As it stands, the 21-layer spacesuit is among the museum’s most fragile artifacts, stored in a climate controlled storage area where, despite every measure to protect it, the suit’s material has slowly begun to decay and its colors fade. On top of that, this storage unit is necessarily restricted to public access. But, with its $500k, the Smithsonian will conduct chemical analysis, CT scans, photogrammetry, 3D scanning, and other processes, along with consultations with the original designers of the suit, to ensure that it is preserved “down to the particles of lunar dust that cling to its surface.”

Once complete, the Smithsonian will display the suit on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, July 20, 2019, before being transferred to their Destination Moon exhibit, which will open in 2021.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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December 15, 2014

MoMA adds '4D' printed dress to its permanent collection

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The Kinematics dress created by design studio Nervous System using a 3D printer has been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe Kinematics dress created by Nervous System. Created by design studio Kinematics, the dress has fluidity and movement, adapted directly to the wearer's body. The studio calls the process used "4D printing", a term typically used to describe 3D printed objects that change over time in response to their environment.

The Kinematics dress is created from 2,279 rigid, interlocking triangles, connected by 3,316 hinges, printed in a single piece. These hinges allow the dress, adapted to perfectly conform to the wearer's body, to swing and move.

The app -- which has also joined the MoMA collection -- allows anyone to design a Kinematics garment from an uploaded 3D body scan, selecting the size and shape of the modules and "painting" them onto the dress or skirt in real-time. Designers can then order their design from Nervous System, to be printed by Shapeways.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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November 10, 2014

3D Printing and Knitting Converge

knit-sample-4.jpg Laura McPherson and Mark Beecroft of the Manchester School of Art (Manchester, England) are adding a new dimension to the artful process of knitting, with technical crafting — and 3D printing.

quotemarksright.jpgWe have created a 3D printed knitted sample that has the fineness and flexibility required for textiles, and we have begun to combine this with machine knit,” Mark Beecroft told

The 3D printed works of McPherson and Beecraft were first shown at the Spinexpo in Shanghai this past summer, and their body of work is about to be exhibited at the Knitting Nottingham exhibition.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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August 28, 2014

Meet the Fashion Designer Who's 3D Printing Impossible Clothes

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26-year-old Noa Raviv based in Tel Aviv, makes a 3D printed fashion statement. [via motherboard]

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June 20, 2014

Royal Ascot: 3D-printed hat from poetry and plastic


Cutting-edge 3D printing and avant-garde fashion have been combined by milliner Gabriela Ligenza to create a unique hat for this week’s Royal Ascot. The headpiece is formed from the lines of a poem penned specially for the event by racing poet Henry Birtles, coiled around the crown and brim.

[via The Telegraph. Watch video.]

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April 18, 2014

This is a 3D Printer That Can Print Clothes

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Electroloom is working on the first 3D printer to print out comfortable sets of clothes. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgYesterday the company posted two remarkable photos of 3D printed clothes on its Facebook page. On these images a male model is wearing 3D printed shirts. On the first one, he goes for a printed V-neck and on the second one he pulls of a additively manufactured tank top. However, these shirts are still prototypes and the company is still testing its printer.

... The team behind Electroloom is currently working on creating a fully working prototype and is in search of investors, according to its website. In the future, people will be able to print out designs via an online CAD-file. At the end of the year the team dreams to be able to produce well-wearable clothes using cotton.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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January 4, 2014

A 3D printed manicure

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These 3D printed nails created by two brilliant New York City digital artists Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford working jointly under the name The Laser Girls are whimsical, fun, and intricate, and introduce a 3D printed fashion look which would be impossible to produce using different means.

via Additive Fashion. More images here.

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November 14, 2013

3D-printed lingerie makes debut on the Victoria’s Secret runway


Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, and 3D printing marketplace Shapeways have come together to create a unique pair of 3D printed wings for the upcoming VS Fashion Show. [via PSFK]

quotemarksright.jpgNot only was the costume made to fit model Lindsay Ellingson perfectly using a 3D scan of her figure, it was then encrusted with millions of Swarovski crystals to really make it shine.

For a behind-the-scenes look at how the 3D printed outfit came into existence, be sure to watch the video.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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November 13, 2013

3D-printed undergarments are sprayed on, made in three seconds

tamicare-3d-printed-underwear.jpg Thanks to the power and versatility of 3D textile printing, the Tamicare company has created a biodegradable and completely customizable fabric that comes in any desired shape, with no fabric waste. DVICE reports.

quotemarksright.jpgBy using a spray technique, latex, cotton or other fibers are seamlessly extruded to form layers of a breathable fabric, ideal for usage in sportswear, bandages and undergarments. The machine can churn out a pair of briefs in under three seconds, meaning 10 million can be made in a year.

The density of the outputted fabric is easily controlled by preset, so both mesh-like, delicate fabrics and heavier, thick ones are equally possible.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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October 23, 2013

3D printed couture takes top prize at Dutch Design Awards

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Conceptual Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen‘s 3D printed collection ‘Voltage’ has taken the top prize in the Dutch Design Awards‘ best fashion category. The collection, which was shown during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, features two garments made using additive manufacturing.

Iris van Herpen was also awarded the Golden Eye prize at the awards. She collaborated on the designs with architects Philip Beesley and Julia Koerner, and MIT Media Lab’s Neri Oxman.

[via PSFK]

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September 18, 2013

3D printing fashion goes global

Stratasys-Colombian-Designer-Alvarez.jpg 3D printing fashion is quickly becoming the norm on catwalks across the globe; last week MakerBot announced their flexible filament alongside a story about a designer using a MakerBot Replicator 2 to create a fully desktop 3D printed dress and now MakerBot's mothership, Stratasys have announced that leading Colombian fashion designer Camilo Alvarez has produced his “Botanicracia” Spring/Summer 2014 collection using 3D printing technology.

quotemarksright.jpgInspired by the coexistence of nature and urban technology as well as 3D printed fashion in France, Japan and the United States, Alvarez wanted to create a unique 3D accessories collection for men and women. The collection features caps, bracelets, glasses and toecaps and also dresses that incorporate a central plastic structure and knits.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via Prsnlz]

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August 20, 2013

Shoe Designs You Can Download For Free & 3D-Print At Home

3.jpg Finnish designer has Janne Kyttanen has created four styles of wedges—namely the “Leaf”, “Macedonia”, “Facet” and “Classic”—of which, their design files can be downloaded for free by anyone, who can then produce it with a 3D-printer.

For now, even if you do not own a personal 3D-printing machine, you can still have your pair of wedges printed by Cubify—download the free design files here.

[via Design Taxi]


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August 2, 2013

Cubify launches free-to-download shoes you can 'print overnight'

Janne Kyttanen, creative director at printing giant 3D Systems, has created four different styles of wedge shoes that can be made using 3D Systems'CubeX printer. [Dezeen reports via @3dplastics]

quotemarksright.jpgConsumers can download the free digital files for the shoes, select the size they require and print them in a colour of their choice.

Each shoe takes upwards of six or seven hours to print, meaning a pair could be produced overnight, assuming two shoes could be printed simultaneously on one printer.

Kyttanen, founder of Amsterdam design studio Freedom of Creation and a pioneer of designing for 3D printers, told Dezeen last year that his goal was to create products that consumers could print at home as an alternative to going shopping. "Why go buy something when you could just make your own things?” he said.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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July 24, 2013

Computer couture: how 3D printing could revolutionise fashion

catherine-wales-ma_2625387a.jpg A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores the effects of 3D printing on the fashion industry. The Telegraph reports.

quotemarksright.jpgNew technology could see the 3D printer become the modern equivalent of a sewing machine: simply download a design, customise it according to your body measurements, and print off a tailored garment.

... 38-year-old designer Catherine Wales is on a mission to democratise fashion via 3D printing.

Wales has produced a collection of 3D-printed accessories that can be custom-designed to fit any body shape and printed on demand. This week, two designs from her debut collection, entitled Project DNA, will go on show at the Design Museum as part of a new exhibition, The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, which explores how digital technology is revolutionising manufacturing.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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June 23, 2013

Gallery of 3D Printing Fashion & Accessories from the Materialise Malaysian Fashion Show


Spotted on 3DPrinting Industry, a slideshow of the amazing work of the highly acclaimed fashion designer, Melinda Looi, from the Materialise Fashion show last week in Malaysia.

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May 5, 2013

3D printed Hermes belt buckle


3D printed Hermes belt buckle for sale on Shapeways. Definitely not a good idea. Designer can expect a cease and desist or a lawsuit if this comes to the company's attention. Hermes is very agressive when it comes to protecting their brand and products.

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April 25, 2013

Iris van Herpen: 'Everybody could have their body scanned and order clothes that fit perfectly'

print_shift_lady_logo.jpg Fashion designer and 3D printing pioneer Iris van Herpen tells us how printing and scanning technologies could transform the fashion industry in an exclusive interview for DeZeen's print-on-demand publication Print Shift.

The 60-page, advert-free publication explores advances in 3D printing across a range of topics including fashion, food, design, architecture and even medicine, weaponry and archaeology.

Order your copy here for £8.95.

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April 10, 2013

London designer Ron Arad's 3D printed eyewear

dezeen_Springs-3D-printed-glasses-by-Ron-Arad-for-pq_1-160x160.jpg London designer Ron Arad has created a range of 3D-printed spectacles and sunglasses for eyewear brand pq. De Zeen Magazine reports.

quotemarksright.jpgSpeaking to Dezeen yesterday at the launch in Milan, Ron Arad explained: "The brand wanted to advertise the fact that it's printed but I said let's not go on about it. But it's printed. It's the first pair of glasses that I know about that is one piece of material; it's monolithic. It's polyamide."

Each style is name after a station on the London Underground's Northern line.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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March 17, 2013

New Materialise Material – Used in Iris Van Herpen’s Dress

press-2.jpg The Belgium based 3D printing company Materialise, have just released their new Laser Sintered material called TPU 92A-1. This material is flexible with several unique properties, combining durable elasticity with high tear and dynamic loading resistance. This material was used in the 3D printed dress designed by Iris van Herpen, which was showcased in the recent Paris Haute Couture show “Voltage”.

[via 3D PrintingIndustry].

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The future. Making clothes at home with a 3D clothing printer

bring-clothing-production-home-3d-printing-clothing-printer-6.jpg Industrial designer Joshua Harris's future concept is a 3D clothing printer to manufacture our clothes at home. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgTo print a piece of clothing, you would first shop from an online marketplace of designs and download the outfit of your selection. In addition you need to buy a cartridge of thread, from a company or a designer. Then you can just print it out on your own 3D printer. The most interesting feature is, when you want something new, you just feed the clothes back into the machine. Clothing can be loaded back where it is broken down into thread and cleaned. The thread is returned to its cartridge for future use, cutting out the whole shipping and distributing costs and waste.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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March 8, 2013

New Balance customises running shoe with 3D printing

New Balance, much like Nike a couple of weeks ago — which announced having 3D printed cleats, has brought 3D printing into the manufacturing process — at least for one of its highly customized running shoe designs. 3D PrintingIndustry reports.

Athletes are measured and monitored using 100 sensors to understand their precise running style. The data gather is then used to make a custom spike plate for their running shoes

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March 5, 2013

The World’s First Fully Articulated 3D Printed Gown

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Watch video of this 3D printed gown — designed by Michael Schmidt Studios in collaboration with Francis Bitoni Studio and Shapeways — for burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

According to 3D PrintingIndustry, "The gown is composed of articulated joints that expand and contract with the undulations of the body".

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January 21, 2013

Iris van Herpen Ready-to-Wear at Paris Fashion Show

Paris Fashion Week LIVE.jpeg Lady Gaga favorite and Dutch designer Iris van Herpen presented her new ready-to-wear line on the runway at Paris Fashion Week today, tweeted live with pics by @MaterialiseNV.

You can view a preview of the collection and read a write up by BlouinARTINFO. And another slideshow here, from the Examiner. Update Pictures from the runway now available on NowFashion.

Van Herpen has attracted attention from the tech world for her experiments with 3-D printed designs. Her 3D-printed dresses made Time magazine's top 50 inventions of 2011 and her collection has been the subject of an exhibition at the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands. As Smart Planet explains:

quotemarksright.jpgHer process begins by sketching clothes via Photoshop instead of on paper, and then she collaborates with engineers at the Belgian additive manufacturing company Materialise –whose other collaborators tend to be biomedical, orthopedic, and industrial companies. quotesmarksleft.jpg

More on 3D printed tech couture on the runway at Fashion Week Paris from VentureBeat and Core77.

3D Printed Dress – The Video and Interview, on the Catwalk, Paris Fashion Week posted by Stratasys

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November 19, 2012

MIT Designer Creates 3D Printed Clothing Inspired By Mythology & Biology

Screen Shot 2012-11-19 at 8.02.54 PM.png Neri Oxman, a design professor at MIT, explored how myth could be translated into a working, new technology. She and her colleagues spent five years researching and designing clothing that augmented human capabilities.

quotemarksright.jpgUsing the upcoming technology of 3-D printing, a creation that Oxman calls a “paradigm shift,” the team designed the show Imaginary Beings: Mythologies Of The Not Yet with 18 prototypes that were on display at Paris’ Centre Pompidou last summer.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via PSFK]

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November 18, 2012

A 3D Printed Tie


Printed in house at Cubify. Would you wear it to your best friends wedding?

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November 13, 2012

3D printing used to create high end fashion frames for eyeglasses

Mylon_James Bond.jpeg High-end eyewear designer Mykita is now offering a line of glasses called “Mylon” created using a 3D printer. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe process used to manufacture the glasses is called Selective Laser Sintering (SRS), a sophisticated form of 3D printing that allows for the use of many different types of materials, from nylon to steel.

Obviously, the only thing that is printed is the frame. Using 3D printers to create prescription lenses is not yet possible. However the ability to create customized frames is something that could really shake up the eyeglasses market.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. via eyespectacle.

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October 31, 2012

3D-Printed Shoes: The Next Step In Fashion?


At Mass based fashion company Continuum Fashion, Jenna Fizel and Mary Huang have recently 3D printed a line of shoes.

View slideshow.

[via Here & Now]

Click here for a A Gallery of 3D Printed Shoes courtesy of 3D Printing Industry.

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April 3, 2012

Bjork’s favorite fashion designer 3D ‘prints’ couture clothes

irisvanherpenescapism620.jpeg Iris van Herpen, a 27-year-old Dutch designer is daring experiments with 3D printing techniques and pushing fashion in dynamic new directions. SmartPlanet reports.

quotemarksright.jpgVan Herpen’s clothes–like the exquisite shirt shown above, from her 2011 “Escapism” collection–are so artful that they are the subject of an exhibition at the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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June 6, 2011

3D-Printed Bikini


Made by Ecouterre, the N12 bikini, complete with components and closures that snap together without sewing.

[via Ecouterre]

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