3D Printed Sweaters, Chocolate, and Body Parts, Oh My!
We’re endlessly impressed by the advances in the world of 3D printing, and the month of November has kicked off with some pretty cool innovations. From a folding pen to 3D couture and prosthetic hands, we’ve rounded up the latest and greatest in 3D printing news. Read on for more!
promo video, in which someone repeatedly tries to break the D180 with a hammer… to no avail. Oh, and it floats in water. Can your pen do that? This high-tech writing utensil is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter and the first folding pens will ship out in January 2014.
Kickstarter so that they can launch a 3D printed wool sweater collection. Each sweater will be custom fit, sustainably-sourced, and ethically-made. We’re so in. If you back the project before December 6th, you can expect your custom fit sweater by September 2014.
Contour Crafting streamlines the process of construction by scaling 3D printing to a ginormous size. Just like the average 3D printer funnels filament, a massive machine deposits dense concrete layer by layer, building a home from the ground up based on a 3D model. Even essentials like plumbing, electric, and reinforcements can be automatically plugged into the blueprints. It’s official. Mind=Blown.
Shapeways section on their site, where you’ll find two “limited-edition objets d’art” for sale. There’s a Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Necklace and a Stainless Steel Orb Structure. The pieces are currently retailing at $295 and $395, respectively.
Iris van Herpen has left her sewing machine beyond (okay, not entirely) in favor of the hottest fabricator around, a 3D printer. The items in her newest collection, entitled Wilderness Embodied, are created with a printable fabric that is flexible, durable, and can even be tossed into the washing machine. How crazy is that?