Mark Zuckerberg Makes 3D Printed Dresses for His Daughters

Published on May 8, 2023 by Avery S.

Just a few months ago, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, announced its acquisition of Luxexcel, a Belgian-Dutch company that specializes in producing 3D-printed lenses. The company had already raised several million euros to market its eyeglass lenses, making this acquisition a strategic move for Meta, as it gives the tech giant a foothold in the additive manufacturing space. Additionally, the acquisition will help Meta expand its range of smart glasses. This move also highlights the increasing interest of companies in 3D technologies.

Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is once again in the headlines, as he is using 3D printing to make 3D-printed clothes for his daughter. The market for 3D-printed garments was estimated at $3.6 billion in 2022, according to a study by Future Market Insights. This figure is expected to rise to $7.2 billion by 2029, indicating that the use of additive manufacturing for garment production is becoming increasingly popular. Designers are not limited in their creativity when using this technology, as it allows them to create designs that would not be possible using traditional production methods. In addition, sustainability is an important aspect, as recycled materials such as PET plastic can be used for production.

It seems that the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, was inspired by the growing trend of 3D-printed garments. Recently, he shared pictures on Instagram of his daughters wearing dresses that he had printed himself. One of the dresses, which was green and consisted of triangular elements, was worn over regular clothes. Another daughter was photographed wearing a turquoise dress that was also 3D-printed. The caption to the Instagram post read, “I love building things and recently started designing and 3D printing dresses with the girls. A few projects from the last month…. (and yes, I had to learn to sew).”

When fans asked about the dresses, Zuckerberg revealed that he used a Prusa 3D printer and printed them with PLA and carbon thread to ensure sturdiness. You can access Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram post HERE.

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