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Wearables, Fashion and Technology, What’s 3D Printing Got to Do With It?

The Internet of Things, flexible electronics, mass customization, augmentation, bionics and prosthetics, shape memory and programmable materials, sports devices and the Apple Watch. All these trendy tag terms – so different from each other – are somehow described and defined by and contained within the general idea of wearables. But what …

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Anouk Wipprecht’s Latest 3D Printed SpeakerDress Turns You Into an Alien Boombox

Dutch 3D printing designer Anouk Wipprecht has made headlines with her 3D printed and interactive SmokeDress, SpiderDress and Drinkbot Dress. Her latest creation – the SpeakerDress – becomes your own eerie wearable Boombox. It is based on Alienology speakers & Anouk’s own teensy + audio adaptor; with a set of sensors …

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Optomec Teams with Lockheed and GE to Secure $3 Million NextFlex Contract

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing (AM) systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, was awarded one of five development projects from NextFlex, to help bring Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) to widespread adoption. The project will be based on a collaboration with development partners Lockheed …

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IN(3D)USTRY Presents RESHAPE 17 | Programmable Skins Design Competition for Innovative Wearables

Online digital platform RESHAPE has launched the third edition of its innovative tech-oriented design competition. Co-organized by IN(3D)USTRY, a leading international conference on additive manufacturing solutions, and Noumena Studio, RESHAPE 17 | Programmable Skins invites designers from a range of different fields to create innovative wearables that effectively rethink and …

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Hello, Robot Exhibit Explores Our Relationships With Machines

Installation view Vitra Design Museum Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine, 2017, photo: Mark Niedermann

Whether in the form of delivery drones, smart sensors, or Industry 4.0 — in recent years, robotics has found its way into our everyday lives, changing them in fundamental ways. Design has a central role to play in this process, for it is designers who shape the interfaces between humans …

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Next Dynamics Launches Kickstarter for NexD1 Multimaterial Electronics 3D Printer

Launching now on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, the NexD1 by Next Dynamics is looking to become the next 3D printer to offer high-end electronics prototyping capabilities to everyone by making multi-material, 3D electronics printing, extreme precision, high reliability and fast printing times available in one exciting machine. The company started from polyjet, …

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Optomec Presents 3D Printed IoT Devices with Aerosol Jet Printing Technology

Conformal Sensors, Antennas, and Circuitry Printed onto 3D Structures Show Real World IoT Applications Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, announced today that Dr. Kurt Christenson, Senior Scientist for Optomec, will give a presentation titled “Aerosol Jet Printing …

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