3D Printers: trending or here to stay?

Lately all we’ve been hearing about are 3D printers and all they can create.  The most recent article to cross my desk relating to 3D printers really took it to the next level – if not for the product then for the design, detail and ingenuity behind it.

“New York designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti have created a 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese.  Designed by Schmidt and generated by Bitonti, the floor-length nylon gown was made using selective laser sintering (SLS), where material is built up in layers from plastic powder fused together with a laser.  The rigid plastic components are fully articulated to create a netted structure that allows for movement. Spirals based on the Golden Ratio were applied to a computer rendering of Von Teese’s body so the garment fits her exactly.”

-Dezeen article by Dan Howarth.

 

3D-printed dress by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti

 

3D-printed dress by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti

 

3D-printed dress by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti

 

3D-printed dress by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti

To get a better idea of all that 3D printers can create check out these articles here.

Happy Friday and cheers to limitless possibilities!

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