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N12 3D Printed Bikini: Technical Update


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holla!
#1 poo (Homepage) on 2011-06-17 21:43 (Reply)
"a possible end to the sweatshop (insert sweatshop pic) with a completely 3D printed garment pulled direct from a machine" ... ew.

The approach that's taken on this post is overly hopeful in the wrong direction as I see it. Can the need for plastic based "clothing" be better aimed at (m) 3-D looms? It seems that a great deal of time (lol)/effort has already been invested on this sort of thing. Suppose that a machine can knit a sock swiftly and to the spec.s of a manufacturer, then why can't a hobbyist (err, hm, "Maker") not cough up a pair of knitted pants? Shorts even...

-a bikini does not make a fashion-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loom
#2 t taylor brown on 2011-06-19 06:35 (Reply)

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