A Carnegie Mellon Researcher Has Figured How to Create 3D-Printed Hair

By: Malika Renee Butss - Nov 3, 2015
References: chrisharrison.net & fastcodesign
It seems that anything can be 3D-printed these days and with the new discovery of 3D-printed hair, this technology is set to change the beauty industry forever. Recoding a 3D printer, a team from Carnegie Mellon developed a way to produce 3D-printed hair strands.

Led by Gierad Laput, the Carnegie Mellon team created this technique by dropping small piles of molten plastic at various heats. After this step, the team pulled the printer head away at just the right speed, stretching the goo as it cooled to create strands that mirror flimsy hot glue. This process continued until the team created all kinds of 3D printed hair types -- from the soft flowing strands of a pony's tail to the short bristles of a scrub brush.

With a revolutionary discovery like this one, it is safe to expect 3D-printed wigs in the near future.