Friday, July 1, 2011

World’s first 3D printed bikini heads for the beach

World’s first 3D printed bikini heads for the beach:
"Specifically, a process called selective laser sintering (SLS) is used to achieve the complex geometrical design which combines circles connected by very tiny strings.

'The bikini's design fundamentally reflects the beautiful intricacy possible with 3D printing, as well as the technical challenges of creating a flexible surface out of the solid nylon,' says Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion. 'Thousands of circular plates are connected by thin springs, creating a wholly new material that holds its form as well as being flexible. The layout of the circle pattern was achieved through custom written code that lays out the circles according to the curvature of the surface. In this way, the aesthetic design is completely derived from the structural design.'"
World's first 3D printed bikini by Continuum Fashion and Shapeways (Photo: Ariel Efron/Sha...

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