3D-printed bikini goes on sale
We've seen 3D printers produce custom guitars, house keys and even the occasional gourmet meal. Now the technology is being used to build commercially viable fashion products too.
The Shapeways bikini - made in partnership with Continuum Fashion - is crafted from selective laser sintered nylon (SLS).
While 3D printing has occasionally been used in niche fashion circles already, Shapeways claimed it is the first to print clothes commercially and hopes to inspire the rag trade into exploring the technique further.
The bra itself is made from several different pieces, each sold separately at Continuum's Shapeways shop. However, the parts are a far cry from the "reasonably priced" description offered in the press release, coming in at around $90 (£55) a cup.
A single cup will set you back €90 (£80). If this is what she wants, taking your girlfriend to the lingerie store is going to leave a whopping hole in your wallet. ®
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Wake me up
When we can print Kelly Le Brock
Pictures or it didn't hap... oh, sorry. Force of habit. Very good. Carry on then.
Actually, not bad idea
for people who aren't a standard size (most of us). Especially those who hate shopping for clothes.
A bit more info on the creation and fitting of this stuff (not necessarily underwear) would have been nice, though.
BTW, I'm calling you out on your sexist assumption that it's always a guy who pays for a woman's clothes. We earn salaries too, you know. It's quite legal.
Indeed they must be, insisting on people working while at work!
No no no...
This requires exhaustive and careful measuring. Can't leave such things to algorithms.
I'll get my callipers.