Nike’s contribution to the NFL will soon extend beyond Color Rush uniforms and two-tone helmets. The shoe and apparel giant is working with HP to develop shoes that can be manufactured by NFL teams with 3D printers, via itbusiness.ca. The process of rapid prototyping will allow for adjustments and customizations to be made quickly and […]
Origin is 3d printing company to develop a tamper-proof retail ‘smart tag’ guaranteeing the authenticity of high-value consumer goods.
The tags stand at the confluence of several rapidly developing technologies and have the potential to change the way brands, retailers, and consumers interact.
Ember is 3D printer from Autodesk.
“The 3D-printed Chronicled tag is the first product that can be adapted to fit entirely different markets in minutes; we can match the product’s look and feel to fit brands, retailers, and consumer tastes in different luxury-good markets without additional costs or delays,” said Origin CEO Chris Prucha.
Dalit Peleg, an Israeli fashiondesigner has 3D printed entire fashion collections using small consumer 3D printers. She experimented with different printers and different materials. She realized that materials like PLA are inflexible and not suitable for use as fabric. However, she found a material FilaFlex which is flexible and strong. She 3D printed a red jacket using a Witbox3D printer and FilaFlex material. Once she figured out how to 3D print textile, she started creating full collections including shoes. She has shown that we can design our own textile and manufacture clothes from our home using 3D printing.