3D printers

Could Programmable, 3D-Printed "Fur" Become a Thing?

Scientists from MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group have devised a way to three-dimensionally print hair-like structures on both flat and curved surfaces. The technique, dubbed…

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3D-Printing Breakthrough Could Change the Way We Consume Clothing

The term “fast fashion” is poised to take on a whole new meaning, thanks to a breakthrough in three-dimensional printing that could revolutionize the way clothing and shoes…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Innovations of 2015 (Vote for the Coolest!)

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Adidas, Parley Create 3D-Printed Sneaker From Ocean Trash

Six months after unveiling a sneaker made almost entirely from recycled ocean trash, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have done themselves one better. In addition to an upper made from…

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Adidas Introduces Running Shoe With 3D-Printed Materials

Unlike collaborator Kanye West, who voiced his concern in September about three-dimensional printing “destroying” the fashion industry, Adidas isn’t threatened by the…

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Biz Eyes: Modular 3D-Printed Eyewear That Express Your Individuality

Switching up your bold eyewear choices has never been as easy as with Nasim Sehat’s “Biz Eyes.” The fashionable specs come with a collection of 3D-printed interchangeable parts,…

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TourDeFork's 3D-Printed Rings Turn Food Into Fashion

With TourDeFork’s three-dimensionally printed rings, you can have your cake and wear it, too. Designed for the December 2014 issue of Italy’s… …

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Israeli Fashion Student 3D-Prints Entire Clothing Collection at Home

Photos by Daria Retiner Danit Peleg set her sights high when she started her graduate collection for her degree in Fashion Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She…

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Honest By Offers First Downloadable Fashion Collection for 3D Printers

FASHION ON DEMAND “When a customer prints out one of our designs there is immediate transparency as they are the only manufacturer,” Pieters tells Ecouterre. “Which…

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Electroloom Builds the World's First Desktop 3D-Printer for Clothes

Photos by Daniel Morris The idea behind the Electroloom is to make it even easier for anyone to become a designer, which would in turn mean less waste in clothes production and items…

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L'Oreal Plans to Start 3D-Printing Human Skin

Photo by Shutterstock L’Oreal knows that the business of beauty is as much a science as it is an art. Since it nixed animal testing in 2003, the French cosmetic firm has relied on…

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United Nude "Reinvents" Shoes With Architectural 3D-Printed Footwear

United Nude is already known for their innovative shoes, but they are pushing new limits with 3D printing technology for Milan Design Week. The designers have teamed up with 3D systems…

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Fish Scales Inspire Flexible, Bulletproof Armor for Soldiers, Astronauts

Photo by Shutterstock Bulletproof materials are often rigid and bulky – think how stuffy bulletproof vests must be, but a new material inspired by the fluidity and toughness of…

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"Ruff" is a 3D-Printed Responsive Collar With a Life of Its Own

Ruff is a new 3D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, who is pushing the forefront of wearables. Working with architect Behnaz Farahi, the two crafted flexible wearables…

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Jenny Wu's 3D-Printed "Lace" Jewelry is Architecture You Can Wear

WEARABLE ARCHITECTURE Comprising necklaces, rings, and earrings that intertwine in dizzying, unexpected ways, Lace pushes the limits of 3D printing as a medium. To bring her vision to…

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Could These "Wearable Biospheres" Help Us Survive on Alien Planets?

Photos by Yoram Reshef If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone outside of our solar system, we’re going to need some…

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Finally, a 3D-Printed Dress That Drapes, Moves Like Actual Fabric

3D printers produce rigid objects, usually made of plastic. They don’t print or weave fabrics, but Massachusetts-based firm Nervous System used a 3D printer to make a dress that…

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This 3D-Printed Headpiece Changes Color to Reflect Your Mood

Sometimes body language just isn’t enough to express your feelings and Sensoree’s latest foray into the world of brain scanning and 3D printing lets you show your mood…

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