3D printed fabric developers launch campaign

June 5th, 2015

A U.S. company has launched a campaign to fund development of a 3D printer capable of creating seamless garments from a user’s desktop. Calif.-based Electroloom claims the “world's first 3D fabric printer,” which uses an electrospinning process to convert liquid solutions into solid fibers, which are then deposited onto a 3D mold. The company says […]

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Kinematics dress uses 4D printing

February 6th, 2015

The “Kinematics” dress created by design firm Nervous System is a 4D printed garment made as a single, folded piece. Patterned from body scans, thousands of triangular panels and hinges were used to fabricate the custom-fit garment. Requiring no assembly, “the garment represents a new approach to manufacturing by integrating design, simulation and digital fabrication,” […]

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On-demand (printed) apparel

February 7th, 2014

With the goal of reducing the amount of embodied energy in an article of clothing, a young entrepreneur is developing a 3D printer that can create customized, on-demand apparel. Aaron Rowley, founder of Electroloom, which is also the name of the product, says that the idea was generated from a conversation with his roommate about […]

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