3d Printed Fabrics – Super Strong and Flexible

There have been some interesting explorations happening over at Shapeways. Just in time for SIGGRAPH 2010, these 3d printed digi-fabrics are most probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Except maybe rubber. Apparently they behave just like a rubbery fabric – with strength under compression and a degree of flexibility when tension is applied. But they came out of a 3d printer! Amazing.

Check out the following video… I can’t wait to see how far people take this! Fancy-dress parties will never be the same again.

We found a few gems at SIGGRAPH last year; stay tuned for more goodies from the 2010 event.

Shapeways via Duann(!) from Design You Trust

Kristen Turner

Our blog looks so much cooler with embedded videos.

Oh god no. As if the fabric today in the first world countries isn’t shitty enough – they’ll want you to wear *plastic*?

That’s amazing! The stuff coming out of 3D printers continue to amaze me. Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten, the blog has always been cool.

I mean Kristen.


how—where can I get a digi-fabric?

Please do not publish my address.

Kristen Turner

Hi Mary. I would contact Shapeways and ask them about it.

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