3D Printing Apparel: APEX Jackets and Handbags Debut at 3D Industry Conference

Last week, GE held a 3D industry conference in New York. Although most of the activities are focused on metal 3D printing for automotive, aerospace and medical applications, there are some more innovative 3D printing examples. Bicycle parts with 3D printing, Scooters , glasses and smartphones. There are also 3D printed jackets and handbags by Alexis Walsh and Justin Hattendorf. This is not the first time we have introduced Walsh and Hattendorf. And we have also recently reported APEX coats. Now the APEX series has been expanded. To six parts.

For the APEX series, the duo combined hand-crafted decorations and performed custom physical simulations to create 3D printing hardware for the garments. All works were developed using specially designed custom applications designed to incorporate complex, accurate digital models. Integral with the tactile intuition of the manual operation. Once printed, the translucent hardware is equipped with brass threads and manually screwed on the garment.

The APEX series explored this novel assembly technique through a variety of changes. First, a complex post is designed within the tiling pattern of the garment. Bubble studs are located at the top of the border, and spiked studs add clothes Curvature. Randomized form on the clothes, guide the fabric to wear.

The shoulder bag uses strategic application hardware to create structures and embellishments. This coat uses a dense, broken element ergonomically designed along the body. The clutch bag hardware acts as a handle for the wearer to grip the bag.

By merging stylish design with 3D printing and simulation, the design can be quickly modeled, iterated, produced and assembled. Custom interactive algorithms ensure that each stud variant has the same formal language, and each variant is Has the last completely unique character. The entire APEX series has debuted at the Harvard identity fashion show on April 8th.

Source: 3D Tiger