3d printed wearables

3D Printing Put to Creative Use by Winners of RESHAPE 17 Competition

3D Printing Put to Creative Use by Winners of RESHAPE 17 Competition

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with the TCT Show last week, followed by this week’s IN(3D)USTRY conference in Barcelona. There’s been a lot to see here at IN(3D)USTRY this week, and one of the most exciting events to happen so far was the RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins competition, which challenged participants to create […]

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with the TCT Show last week, followed by this week’s IN(3D)USTRY conference in Barcelona. There’s been a lot to see here at IN(3D)USTRY this week, and one of the most exciting events to happen so far was the RESHAPE...
NYC Designer Presents Wearables and Fashion Collection that Features 3D Printed Faces

NYC Designer Presents Wearables and Fashion Collection that Features 3D Printed Faces

The fashion industry has been a big proponent of using 3D printing technology to design and manufacture clothing for several years now, as it allows for the use of new and complex design paths that we’ve never seen before. Adoption of 3D printing has been on the rise in the fashion world, and we’ve seen […]

The fashion industry has been a big proponent of using 3D printing technology to design and manufacture clothing for several years now, as it allows for the use of new and complex design paths that we’ve never seen before. Adoption of 3D printing has been on the...
Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

Hybrid 3D Printing Technique Creates Stretchable Wearable Electronics

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn on the skin need to be able to move and stretch with the skin, […]

The skin is an amazing organ with a high level of flexibility that’s difficult to reproduce synthetically. Fabrics like Spandex can mimic the stretchability of skin, but when it comes to wearable electronics, that flexibility gets tricky. Devices that are worn...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of the 3D printed artwork and wearables she was displaying at a gallery […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of...
Keep an Ear on Your Core Temperature with 3D Printed Earables

Keep an Ear on Your Core Temperature with 3D Printed Earables

The core temperature of the human body can reveal a number of things about a person’s health. The presence of a fever is the most obvious one, but changes in the core temperature can also indicate changes in metabolic function, fatigue, even insomnia and depression. No one walks around with a thermometer in their mouth […]

The core temperature of the human body can reveal a number of things about a person’s health. The presence of a fever is the most obvious one, but changes in the core temperature can also indicate changes in metabolic function, fatigue, even insomnia and...
Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

Wiivv Donates Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles to Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Launches Employee Wellness Program

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I have since upgraded my FitBit, which means that I […]

A health and wellness initiative at an old job allowed me to get a FitBit Zip for way less than the retail price, and everyone was encouraged to participate in coworker FitBit challenges, area 5K races, and the newly launched company softball and soccer leagues. I...
South Korean Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Carbon Nanotubes

South Korean Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes were first produced in the early 1990s. They’re exactly what their name suggests – tubes of carbon created on the nanoscale. Although they’re small – thousands of times smaller than a human hair, in fact – they’re incredibly strong, and they’re also great conductors of heat and electricity. Thus, they’ve become in very […]

Carbon nanotubes were first produced in the early 1990s. They’re exactly what their name suggests – tubes of carbon created on the nanoscale. Although they’re small – thousands of times smaller than a human hair, in fact – they’re...
RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins Competition Kicks Off With Partners IN(3D)USTRY and Noumena Studio

RESHAPE 17: Programmable Skins Competition Kicks Off With Partners IN(3D)USTRY and Noumena Studio

Online digital platform RESHAPE promotes the design, research, and production of digital ideas, and represents a large international community of makers, designers, and customers who are inspired by innovation and want to explore the implications and applications of technology in today’s society. In 2014, RESHAPE held a Digital Craft Competition, and then a Wearable Technology […]

Online digital platform RESHAPE promotes the design, research, and production of digital ideas, and represents a large international community of makers, designers, and customers who are inspired by innovation and want to explore the implications and applications of...
3D Scanning & 3D Printing for a Perfect Fit: Meet Skelmet's 3D Printed Sports Sunglasses

3D Scanning & 3D Printing for a Perfect Fit: Meet Skelmet's 3D Printed Sports Sunglasses

I have bad luck with sunglasses – or maybe it’s less bad luck and more user error, as I tend to drop things a lot, and leave things places, and step on things. I’m also cheap and rarely spend more than $15 or so on sunglasses, so I shouldn’t be surprised that they tend to fall […]

I have bad luck with sunglasses – or maybe it’s less bad luck and more user error, as I tend to drop things a lot, and leave things places, and step on things. I’m also cheap and rarely spend more than $15 or so on sunglasses, so I shouldn’t be...
For the Active Photographer: Make Adafruit’s Wearable Raspberry Pi Camera in 3D Printed Case

For the Active Photographer: Make Adafruit’s Wearable Raspberry Pi Camera in 3D Printed Case

Most of us are well aware that life here on Earth is short so we have to make the most of our valuable time. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind indoors, but there are many who make it a priority to soak up the most of every minute, active […]

Most of us are well aware that life here on Earth is short so we have to make the most of our valuable time. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind indoors, but there are many who make it a priority to soak up the most of every minute, active in outdoor...
Introducing the Locket of the 21st Century: 3D Printed MEMENTO Holds Your Digital Memories Close to Your Heart

Introducing the Locket of the 21st Century: 3D Printed MEMENTO Holds Your Digital Memories Close to Your Heart

In terms of personalized jewelry, it’s hard to get more personal than the locket. While the gold or silver necklaces, often in the shape of a heart or oval, may be mass-produced, it’s what’s inside that makes them unique and precious to the wearer. They’re a way to keep the things that are most meaningful […]

In terms of personalized jewelry, it’s hard to get more personal than the locket. While the gold or silver necklaces, often in the shape of a heart or oval, may be mass-produced, it’s what’s inside that makes them unique and precious to the wearer....
Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories — including eyewear. Materialise has announced five major eyewear projects in the past year, […]

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories —...
OneRing: 15-Year-Old Student 3D Prints Wearable Device to Help Monitor the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

OneRing: 15-Year-Old Student 3D Prints Wearable Device to Help Monitor the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

In the United States alone, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which causes the death of nerve cells in the brain that are vital to our movement and coordination. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for Parkinson’s disease, though there are a number of […]

In the United States alone, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which causes the death of nerve cells in the brain that are vital to our movement and coordination. Currently, there is no known...
SOLS, 3D Printed Orthotics Company, Lays Off 20% of Workforce

SOLS, 3D Printed Orthotics Company, Lays Off 20% of Workforce

While most business owners will heartily agree that their companies are only as good as their employees, sometimes they are forced to make changes due to a wide range of financial reasons, some industry-driven, and some specific to the business. Some companies are forced to consider layoffs in order to move forward, but that’s obviously never an easy […]

While most business owners will heartily agree that their companies are only as good as their employees, sometimes they are forced to make changes due to a wide range of financial reasons, some industry-driven, and some specific to the business. Some companies are...
3D and 4D Printing Will Allow Clothing and Consumer Products to Think For Us

3D and 4D Printing Will Allow Clothing and Consumer Products to Think For Us

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the epicenter of the world’s technological innovation, and nothing is more on the forefront of the future than the MIT Media Lab. At events all over the world MIT’s Technology Review tries to start global conversations about technologies that matter, the people who make them and how they […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the epicenter of the world’s technological innovation, and nothing is more on the forefront of the future than the MIT Media Lab. At events all over the world MIT’s Technology Review tries to start...
Sensible & Lovely! Japanese Designer Uses 3D Scanning, Printing & Auxetics to Create Truly Wearable Apparel

Sensible & Lovely! Japanese Designer Uses 3D Scanning, Printing & Auxetics to Create Truly Wearable Apparel

We’ve been telling you about 3D scanning via Artec 3D’s hardware and software for quite some time now, along with tools like Microsoft’s Kinect, popular in areas such as full body scanning for costumes and cosplay. With scanners also used in everything from massive archiving jobs to complex industrial projects, those applications are impressive, but many […]

We’ve been telling you about 3D scanning via Artec 3D’s hardware and software for quite some time now, along with tools like Microsoft’s Kinect, popular in areas such as full body scanning for costumes and cosplay. With scanners also used in everything...
Bitonti Creates Gold-Plated 3D Printed Shoes, Launches Mutatio Line with 3D Systems & United Nude

Bitonti Creates Gold-Plated 3D Printed Shoes, Launches Mutatio Line with 3D Systems & United Nude

Stunning! Today, we’re talking shoes, of the 3D printed variety, from one of our favorite fashion designers. And shut the front door–yes, we could actually wear these. Known to many, Francis Bitonti has been able to accomplish quite the ‘feat,’ establishing himself as a designer who successfully mixes the innovative and industrial materials of this […]

Stunning! Today, we’re talking shoes, of the 3D printed variety, from one of our favorite fashion designers. And shut the front door–yes, we could actually wear these. Known to many, Francis Bitonti has been able to accomplish quite the ‘feat,’ establishing...
Eyebeam and Shapeways Present a New Collection of 3D Printed Fashion

Eyebeam and Shapeways Present a New Collection of 3D Printed Fashion

Emerging artists, especially those working in non-traditional media, often find it difficult to make ends meet and get access to the equipment and materials they need to create their work. Fortunately, there are organizations like Eyebeam that help foster the creative visions of these mavericks. Eyebeam is a non-profit art and technology center that exposes […]

Emerging artists, especially those working in non-traditional media, often find it difficult to make ends meet and get access to the equipment and materials they need to create their work. Fortunately, there are organizations like Eyebeam that help foster the creative...
Apple & U.S. Dep. of Defense Partner to Develop Flexible 3D Printed Wearables for Military & Beyond

Apple & U.S. Dep. of Defense Partner to Develop Flexible 3D Printed Wearables for Military & Beyond

The 3D printing industry is exploding, ripe with opportunity, a garden just waiting to be sown with innovation. Nearly all of the big guns are getting in on it from HP to Microsoft, with plenty of announcements, press releases flying, and general hoopla. From Apple? Crickets. But that’s their typical modus operandi: infuriating silence, as […]

The 3D printing industry is exploding, ripe with opportunity, a garden just waiting to be sown with innovation. Nearly all of the big guns are getting in on it from HP to Microsoft, with plenty of announcements, press releases flying, and general hoopla. From Apple?...
3D Printed EEG Headphones Monitor Mental State and Provide Comfort

3D Printed EEG Headphones Monitor Mental State and Provide Comfort

Imec, the Holst Centre and The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, along with the Industrial Design Engineering faculty of Delft University of Technology, have introduced a wireless electroencephalogram – or EEG – headset that is both comfortable and delivers a high-quality signal. The novel headset makes possible brain-computer interfacing, and it can even monitor […]

Imec, the Holst Centre and The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, along with the Industrial Design Engineering faculty of Delft University of Technology, have introduced a wireless electroencephalogram – or EEG – headset that is both...
Researchers Redesign the Conventional Battery Via 3D Printing

Researchers Redesign the Conventional Battery Via 3D Printing

And finally–here it comes: the potential of the 3D printed battery. With the excitement and innovations that 3D printing offers the world in massive doses right now, we knew that the battery as we know would be dealt with soon. It doesn’t make sense to have a global conversation going on regarding cutting ties with […]

And finally–here it comes: the potential of the 3D printed battery. With the excitement and innovations that 3D printing offers the world in massive doses right now, we knew that the battery as we know would be dealt with soon. It doesn’t make sense to have a...
YouBionic On Pace for Human Trials of 3D Printed Bionic Hand By Years End

YouBionic On Pace for Human Trials of 3D Printed Bionic Hand By Years End

The YouBionic 3D printed prosthetic is one of those amazing innovations that we’ve had the privilege to watch evolve for some time now. Beginning as a more rudimentary concept and then a fully 3D printed prototype later last year, the YouBionic Hand has progressed as promised as the team works toward their goal which was set from […]

The YouBionic 3D printed prosthetic is one of those amazing innovations that we’ve had the privilege to watch evolve for some time now. Beginning as a more rudimentary concept and then a fully 3D printed prototype later last year, the YouBionic Hand has progressed as...
Formlabs' PopUp 3D Printing Factory Prints 500 Items in 2 Days at Solid Conference

Formlabs' PopUp 3D Printing Factory Prints 500 Items in 2 Days at Solid Conference

What happens when you have a dozen 3D printers and two days of time to use them? You end up with 500 3D prints of some soldered and assembled, wearable wristbands for a group of conference attendees. A team at Formlabs was approached by O’Reilly Media, the organizers of the Solid Conference, and presented with […]

What happens when you have a dozen 3D printers and two days of time to use them? You end up with 500 3D prints of some soldered and assembled, wearable wristbands for a group of conference attendees. A team at Formlabs was approached by O’Reilly Media, the organizers...
Brains & Beauty: A 3D Printed Battery Pack for LED Hikaru Skirt

Brains & Beauty: A 3D Printed Battery Pack for LED Hikaru Skirt

“Any girl can and should make, code, and hack.” – SexyCyborg While lighting and fashion have gone hand in hand forever, it seems, it’s usually in the case of strobe lights and artful overhead sets at runways, or by way of photographers during shoots. Actually attaching the lights to the apparel itself, illuminating the subject […]

“Any girl can and should make, code, and hack.” – SexyCyborg While lighting and fashion have gone hand in hand forever, it seems, it’s usually in the case of strobe lights and artful overhead sets at runways, or by way of photographers during shoots. Actually...
Formlabs to Create First Popup 3D Printing Manufacturing Factory at Solid Conference, San Francisco -- June 23–25

Formlabs to Create First Popup 3D Printing Manufacturing Factory at Solid Conference, San Francisco -- June 23–25

3D printing is an almost always inspiring, but often very serious, business. When stories of 3D models being used to help diagnose illness and even save lives in the medical arena are hitting the headlines–or when learning about the manufacturing of high-quality components that must undergo the strictest of quality standards for use in automobiles […]

3D printing is an almost always inspiring, but often very serious, business. When stories of 3D models being used to help diagnose illness and even save lives in the medical arena are hitting the headlines–or when learning about the manufacturing of high-quality...