Stratasys collaborates with fashion designers to optimize direct-to-textile 3D printing – 3D Printing Industry

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Stratasys has today revealed two collaborative works with esteemed fashion designers Ganit Goldstein and Julia Koerner, with whom it has been working to optimize its novel direct-to-textile PolyJet Technology.
The collaborations form part of the research project Re-FREAM, which is funded by the European Union to bring together artists, designers, engineers, and scientists to explore the use of 3D printing within the fashion industry.
“Looking at the fashion world today, I want to introduce a new way of manufacturing – moving away from mass production to customized design,” said Goldstein. “3D printing has always offered the potential to personalize design in ways not possible before, but to truly create a new way to manufacture requires a new kind of textile.”
Japanese-style kimono produced by Ganit Goldstein using direct-to-textile multi-color 3D printing. Image via Stratasys.
3D printing in the fashion industry
Offering creative freedom, 3D printing has played an increasingly significant role within recent fashion events such as New York City’s 2019 Met Gala which saw well-known celebrities model outfits 3D printed by GE Additive and Protolabs. Meanwhile, pioneering designers like Iris Van Herpen, who debuted her new 3D printed face jewelry collection ‘Cellchemy’ at Paris Fashion Week 2019, have inspired the take-up …

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