Skip to comments.You May Be 3D Printing Your Own Clothes By The End Of 2014
Posted on 01/21/2014 10:39:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In early 2013, Objet partnered with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to create the first 3D printed dress. It was certainly a perfect fit for the world of high fashion where functionality means nothing and art is everything. For those who want 3D printed clothing thats not an art statement, your day may come in 2014.
Fast Company reports that entrepreneur Aaron Rowley has a new startup called Electroloom. The new company is working on a 3D printer that creates functional, wearable clothing. So far, theyve been able to print sheets out of polymer fabric. By the end of the year, they hope to be able to print T-shirts, beanies and more.
While the product is nowhere near complete, Electroloom is getting there thanks to a grant from Alternative Apparel. With the extra money, theyll be able to investigate new materials, including one thats a mix of natural and synthetic.
Check out the video below to see the fabric material in action:
First day of prototyping went more successfully than anticipated!
More amazingly, Rowley hopes to set up a Thingiverse for clothing. In other words, he wants to set up a Web site where designers can share their clothing designs with the world and anybody else can print them for their own use. Everybody from professionals to amateurs would be able to share their latest designs and receive immediate feedback on the latest fashions.
Electroloom hopes to have a product out the door by the end of the year. With how amazing their material already is, I wouldnt be surprised if people were created clothes with 3D printers by that time. Of course, you can already imagine the uproar the clothing industry would make if this were to catch on. After all, why buy clothes when you can design and print your own?
Then again, maybe I'm being too cynical about The Year of Action.
"Mo-om! I can't print my socks! "
Cut it off at her fingertips, why waste the fabric or work!!!
Beg to differ. Our technological advances are not nearly enough to make up for even a fraction of the decaying world and social mess we are trapped in. We need a thousand times more technological advances before that happens.
Two separate issues. They may be “printing” human organs before 2015 gets here. That’s almost a miracle, or do you disagree?
The first 3D printed organ — a liver — is expected in 2014
Nope, still not good enough for me, it is an improvement, but we still need even more technological advances before it can make up for the decaying and soul crushing times we live in.
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
How it goes for me: It was the worst of times, it was the absolute worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the age of ignorance, it was the epoch of narcissism, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Darkness, it was the season of Despair, it was the spring of doom, it was the winter of imprisonment, we had everything against us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to the 5th level of Hell, we were all going direct to the Ninth level...
Man, go take a walk and clear your head, you’re starting to depress me and I almost never get down. Are we under a tyrannical regime? I think so, but remember, that’s the form of government that most people have ALWAYS lived under since we came out of the caves. A representative republic (”democracy” which is actually inaccurate) is a very rare thing. Kings, dictators, strongmen, oligarchies, emperors, theocracies are the norm, not the exception. People live through them.
Suddenly, “Star Trek” doesn’t seem so incredible. Soon we’ll be pushing buttons to make food appear.
Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...
Your food’s in the printer...machine lets you create & eat your meal from freshly squeezed syringes
New 3D printer lets home cooks print their dinner
Remember the Tower of Babel
Printing an organ is akin to the Tower of Babel? Should we go back to the medicine of three thousand years ago?
I love FR.
God gon’t like people getting too (physically) close to Him