3d printed textiles

Lynxter 3D Printing Silicone onto Fabric with ViscoTec Printheads

German company ViscoTec develops systems needed for conveying, dosing, applying, filling, and emptying fluids, which includes printheads for viscous fluids and two-component 3D printing. Its innovations are used in many…

MIT Researchers Create Project Cilllia for 3D Printing Futuristic Hair-Like Structures

Most of us definitely take having hair for granted until it’s gone—and then losing it can be a devastating experience as going bald or experiencing thinning can really make a…

Sinterit’s SLS 3D Printing and Flexible Materials Used to Make Strong Textiles for Opera Costumes

Engineering, textiles, and additive manufacturing are different industries with different growth patterns, but they are connected by an important point: structures. Additionally, each of these industries have to struggle with…

Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art: Researcher Tests 3D Printed Knitted Textile Structures

Designer Mark Beecroft of the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art has been exploring the potential of 3D printing in industrial knitting in his recently published paper, ‘Digital interlooping: 3D…

What are the Best Fabrics for 3D Printing?

3D printed fashion is becoming more prevalent in the design world, but there are plenty of challenges surrounding it. Taking a technology that is largely used to create solid plastic…

Nike Introduces Flyprint Running Shoes with First 3D Printed Upper

In Berlin in September 2017, runner Eliud Kipchoge attempted to break his own world record for fastest marathon ever. The conditions were far from ideal, with heavy rain and 99…

3D Printed Fabric Could Help Keep Wearers Cooler

If you live in a hot climate, or even one that just experiences hot periods, there are few really good arguments for putting clothes on. Trying to maintain your metaphorical…

A Traditional Lace Design Results in a New 3D Printed Breast Reconstruction Method

The city of Calais in France is well known for its beautiful lace, which is appropriately called “Calais lace.” Produced since the early 1800s, the fabric, distinguished from other types…

The Fantastic 3D Printed Neckties from the 3DTie Project Look and Move Like Real Fabric

In the last few years we have seen some pretty amazing 3D printed clothing, from high fashion to the high tech. But as cool of those designs are, they’re really…

3D Fashion: New Research Project Wants the Fashion of the Future to be 3D Printed

In the past few years we have seen 3D printing used to create some amazing things that most of us probably couldn’t have dreamed of happening in our lifetime. The…

Cosyflex: Tamicare’s 3D Textile Printing Technology Goes into Mass Production

Like many 3D printed inventions, smart textiles still seem, to me, to be straight out of a science fiction novel or movie. A dress that knows when you’re stressed out? We’ve…

Using 3D Printing and Technology to Stay Fashionable and Save the World

It is pretty hard to deny that the modern world is very much a consumer culture. Just the amount of food, personal electronics, retail packaging and clothing that we discard…

Ancient Bacteria Powers This Printed Bio-Skin Clothing That Opens Air Vents as You Sweat

In 1086 famous samurai and the commander-in-chief of the defense of the North of Japan Minamoto no Yoshiie was in the midst of an extended battle campaign. While he and…

MIT’s New 3D Printed Future Shoe Concept Will Assemble Itself

Growing up my mother always gave me a simple bit of advice that has not only stuck with me, but has never failed to be accurate. That advice? Never buy…

Materialise and threeASFOUR Set Their Sights on Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry via 3D Printing

New York City-based design firm threeASFOUR‘s avant garde fashion label has earned the company international accolades not only for its supremely creative designs but also for its willingness to exploit the potential…

3DS’ New Fabricate Application: 4 Steps to Wearable Fashion Right Off a Cube 3D Printer

We’ve seen 3D printed fashion already, tromping down runways and looking fierce (or some that’s more ferocious than fierce)…but let’s be honest: like most runway ensembles, it really isn’t meant for…

3D Printed Footprint Footwear Offers Form & Function, Relevant Real-World Use

While it’s always exciting to see what’s striding down the runway next regarding 3D printing and apparel, footwear is a truly relevant area for this technology in terms of providing real-world…

3D Printing and Knitting Converge: Technical crafting brings new dimension to apparel

What’s important in any type of knitting is texture, weight, and integrity. While it’s usually the yarn and the needles that determine the outcome of the material, Laura McPherson and…

German Scientists Study Possibility of Textiles Made via 3D Printing, Find Surprising Results

We’ve seen 3D printed clothes hit the runways already. Some 3D printed fashion is for the novelty — the latest new thing is always the star of the runway —…