3D printed clothes are adaptable for body temperature and stress.
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According to the Chromat,” they are producing clothes that can sense a wearer’s body and environment and react accordingly, for example, the clothing can sense a wearer’s temperature, adrenaline, and stress level and adapt accordingly. The Chromat Adrenaline Dress senses the wearer’s adrenaline and knows that the wearer is threatened. The clothes react as a body is supposed to react in nature by forming an imposing shape. This behavior commonly occurs in nature but not in humans. Chromat clothing is bringing this ability back to the human body. Another clothing wonder from Chromat is the Aeros Sports Bra that senses heat and sweat in the wearer’s body and opens vents in the dress to help the body cool down.
Chromat is based in New York City and was formed by Becca McCharen in 2010. Chromat garments have been worn by Beyoncé, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Rowland, Tyra Banks, Azealia Banks, Ariana Grande among others. Becca McCharen was recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of “People Who Are Reinventing the World in 2014”.
3D Printed Adrenaline Dress from Chromat Knows When You Feel Stressed.
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Mattel and Autodesk partner for 3D printing of toys.
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In their first-quarter earnings call on April 16, 2015.
According to Mattel,” toy company announced an exclusive partnership with Autodesk. Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Mattel is a family of companies leading in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and related products. Mattel’s portfolio includes Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, Fisher-Price® brands among others”. Richard Dickson, COO of Mattel said during the call, “We want Mattel to be at the forefront as 3D printing becomes an important component of the toy industry. And through this partnership, Mattel 3D printing apps, activated by Autodesk, will soon deepen brand experiences for kids, parents, and collectors alike, by offering them the opportunity to customize their favorite toys.”
Autodesk has developed Spark, an open professional 3D printing platform. Spark enables businesses to add 3D printing functionality to applications.
As Samir Hanna, VP and General Manager, Autodesk said, “Partnering with an iconic brand like Mattel provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate how Spark, our open 3D printing platform, can help create amazing experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds and push the boundaries of creative play.”