From clothes and shoes to smartphone cases and even guns , there seems to be no limits to what 3D printers can create. And now, you can add prosthetic hands and fingers to the mix.
The term “Open Design” has been around for a few years now and there are dozen of books addressing the notion of copyright and its meaning for designers. If you have never heard about it, the Open Design movement aims to become as big and important in the design area as the Open Source is in the software one. Its goal is to promote the free sharing of blueprints and collaboration around it
3D printing is entering the fashion world more and more. Take a look at the exposition ‘ Layer by Layer ‘ in the Fashion Space Gallery in London to see for yourself. Who hasn’t seen the beautiful 3D printed dresses designed by Iris van Herpen ?
Are you looking for a specific model; but can’t find the right size? Dave Cowden, a mechanical engineer with a passion for 3D printing, came up with the solution: Parametric Parts .
Someday! (Photo: CornellNYC Tech) Fast money, fast people.
It’s Tutorial Thursday again! It’s great and exciting to see so many ideas coming alive at i.materialise and to notice more and more people find their way to our online service. To help people in the design process, we want to inform you about Intellectual Property issues.
Recently, on the catwalks of the Spring Fashion Week 2013 in Paris, 3D printing was again a major highlight in Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’. Collaborating with 2 pioneers of the 3D printing industry, the Dutch designer presented never-before-seen 3D printed Haute Couture.