Creating 3-D clothes

A 3-D Printed Dress That’s Almost Practical Enough to Wear

A little more than a year ago, a design and technology studio in Boston called Nervous System made an entirely new kind of dress. The garment, a flowing black number with lacy cutouts, was assembled from hundreds of plastic triangles that moved like fabric. Making plastic shift and sway like cotton was crazy enough, but the real mind bender was that the dress emerged from a 3-D printer as a ready-to-wear piece you simply slipped on and buttoned up. The studio, run by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, has since made seven more dresses that subtly vary in shape and density of the pattern. ….[READ]

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