Tangible Printing

3D printing expands into different industries, becomes more accessible
Implications - The technology of 3D printing used to be mainly reserved for firms with large financial resources, but lower costs have increased its accessibility. Since 3D printing allows for prototyping in all of its forms, it is gaining mainstream momentum in industries like fashion, architecture and health, with DIY concepts even carving a path into the homes of consumers.
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3D Printed Body Armor - Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers
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Viral 42,692 Clicks Pub: May 17, 10
3D Printed Body Armor
Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers
A new wave of costume design has hit Hollywood: the Iron Man 2 suits from the box-office-crushing hit were by a 3D printer. The 3D printer by Object Geometries, to be exact. The Iron Man 2 suits worn… [More]
Printed 3D Nylon Shoes - The Pauline Van Dongen 'Metamorphosis' Line at The Future of Fashion
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V. Hot 13,043 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 10
Printed 3D Nylon Shoes
The Pauline Van Dongen 'Metamorphosis' Line at The Future of Fashion
Printed masterpieces in 3D are slowly overtaking the world, from architecture to ceramics and now, with the Pauline Van Dongen 'Metamorphosis' collection, fashion. A line of simple, stylish heels, Metamorphosis… [More]
3D Printable Textiles - Eco-Friendly Printable Clothing is Like Modern Chain Mail
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Hot 10,809 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 10
3D Printable Textiles
Eco-Friendly Printable Clothing is Like Modern Chain Mail
The future of clothing and fabric is eco-friendly, especially if designers start using the 3D printable textiles made from ink cartridges and powered plastic. The idea is to use 3D printers to create textiles,… [More]
3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE) - The Freedom of Creation Textiles Show Permanently at MoMA
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Hot 19,006 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 10
3D Printed Clothing (UPDATE)
The Freedom of Creation Textiles Show Permanently at MoMA
Considering the rising popularity of 3D printing, it was only a matter of time that textile companies such as Freedom of Creation began exploiting it at a higher level. They have put together a stunning… [More]
Printable Architecture - The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
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Hot 13,302 Clicks Pub: May 20, 10
Printable Architecture
The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
The Enrico Dinis 3D printed building is the world’s first, and is made from one of the only printers able to print buildings. The machine “marks a vital step change from the shoebox-size 3D printing of… [More]
Automated Art - Shapeways' Glass 3D Printing Creates Incredible Designs
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Hot 9,566 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 10
Automated Art
Shapeways' Glass 3D Printing Creates Incredible Designs
An experimental process, Shapeways’ glass 3D printing, uses recycled soda-lime glass. Glass powder is sintered—heated until it sticks together but doesn’t melt— then fired in a kiln. The end result is… [More]