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Top 5 videos: 3D printed fashion, evolution or revolution?

Published on September 13, 2020 by Aysha M.

This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is changing production. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to automotive – check our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!

Top 1: 3D printed fashion, evolution or revolution?

In recent years, 3D printing technologies are increasingly present in the fashion industry, particularly in the haute couture sector. Additive manufacturing has helped the fashion industry to make room for even more innovation in designs. From shoes to dresses to accessories – 3D printed fashion is vastly different from conventionally manufactured clothes. Each design tends to be unique, highly personalized, and sustainable. Therefore, the question arises: Is 3D printed fashion an evolution or a revolution?

Top 2: Photocentric begins work on 3D printed batteries

Photocentric has launched a new research department dedicated entirely to the development of eco-friendly 3D printed batteries. The goal is to design – and mass produce – electric batteries that are lighter and better optimized for automotive use than the existing solutions. In fact, Photocentric hopes that their 3D printed batteries will be used in a future Tesla Giga factory based in the UK.

Top 3: Australian Army tests metal 3D printing

The Australian army has completed a successful field test for the Warp SPEE3D metal 3D printer. Lasting two weeks, the test was conducted at the Mount Bundey training area in the Northern Territory. A team of soldiers from the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) managed to overcome the extreme conditions to design and print a series of innovative additively manufactured parts in the field. The test clearly demonstrates that metal 3D printing can strengthen the military supply chain and thus strengthen Australia’s sovereign capability.

Top 4: The democratization of metal AM

While metal additive manufacturing is already quite well established in several industries, such as medical, aerospace, and automotive, the cost of entry is still relatively high to reach the mass markets. Therefore, Laser Melting Innovations (LMI), a spinoff from Fraunhofer ILT Aachen, is trying to change this by providing a low-cost, entry-level system. In this interview Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum talks about the democratization of AM and how the combination of LMI machines and Fusion 360 with generative design will allow entirely new user bases to discover the benefits of this new technology.

Top 5: Direct-to-textile 3D printing with Stratasys & Ganit Goldstein

Having started this week’s selection with a video about AM in fashion industry, let’s finish with a video by Stratasys related to the art of garment creation too. In this last video you can learn about the cooperation of an AM giant Stratasys with a fashion designer Ganit Goldstein, as the two worked on the innovative direct-to-textile 3D printing method. The artist designed a Japanese-style dress using PolyJet technology. The digital designs were 3D printed onto durable fabrics in vibrant colors, creating a shimmering effect when the garment is in motion.

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