3d printing made a big splash when it first came out and it seemed like everybody’s desk was adorned with plastic toys.3D printing has rapidly found its way into almost every aspect of our modern world, being used to make parts for cars, planes, and clothes. Today’s 3D printing technologies are advanced enough to easily produce shoes, soles, and jewelry, but it’s still hard to print a dress or a jacket. In most cases, 3D printing is used for producing non-flexible parts. Despite the challenges of 3D-printed fashion, designers and engineers have overcome many to create some wildest designs. I will tell you how 3d printed fashion is going to be a game-changer. let’s start with.
3D Printed Dress and Jacket
A dress entirely 3D printed at the Met Gala 2019The dress, named Rose, was certainly the centerpiece of the collection presented at the Met Gala. The garment was worn by model Jourdan Dunn, and consists of 21 3D-printed rose petals – each petal measures 53 cm and weighs 0.4 kilos. They were produced on an SLA 3D printer – the process was managed by Protolabs’ 3D printing department. Each petal includes a coat of primer and a coat of chameleon-effect automotive paint. Besides, the dress is modular: petals (up to 37 in all) can be added to increase the length of the dress.
Ministry of Supply — Jacket Without Seams
In 2016, the Ministry of Supply released a 3D-printed jacket for $250 that quickly sold out. Because the jacket is 3D-printed, it has no seams, which makes it very comfortable to wear. Although it has no seams, the garment still has joints to fit the outline of the body.
The jacket was made on a 3D robotic knitting machine, a process that uses less material than traditional knitting.It’s thought that using traditional methods wastes 15-30% of the material.
3D printed accessories
Every day, more and more jewelers are using 3D printing to produce rings, bracelets, necklaces, and similar products.
What you see above is a sterling silver bracelet that mimics patterns found in nature. The maker, Nervous System, the first 3D printed the model in wax and then cast it in pure silver.