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Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114214 is a reply to message #114186 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 01:03 UTC
avatar cybersuze  is currently offline cybersuze
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Thank you so much. I'll check out the EOS printers. I really want to print clothes with cotton or hemp, and furniture with recycled cardboard boxes, but as far as I can tell that's not possible yet. This is all very exciting. I want to acquire something soon to bring back to Costa Rica with me. I don't know of anyone in this country who has a 3D printer yet, though there probably is someone. I have so many ideas for things I want to make and I think I'm going to need more than one kind of printer, though hopefully I'll find software that can do it all.

I'm so happy to have found this forum. My head was spinning with all the choices. How nice to connect with experienced users!

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Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114220 is a reply to message #114028 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:26 UTC
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Print cotton or hemp and from cardboard boxes? What do you mean? As in... print out a full dress, made out of real fabric (like cotton)?
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114221 is a reply to message #114220 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:44 UTC
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That's what I mean. I know it seems insane right now but a short time ago no one thought that it'd be possible to print food or metal, either. I believe that cardboard can be processed, ground into powder, probably, and combined with a resin, just like other substances are being used. Of course, I've not been able to find any evidence of anyone doing anything like this yet, but it's going to happen and I want to know when it does and jump right on it, because I've got things to print!

3D modeling of clothing has been done for years. I plan to expand on that to make life-size dresses made to order for human beings based on a person's exact measurements. Sure, garments may need to be done in pieces to start with and then assembled. I've been seeking more information on the wedding dress that was recently made by Xuberance and the dresses Melinda Looi showed at the 3D Print Show in New York, but the details escape me thus far. It's possible that I can get some sort of robot or other machine to assemble the dresses as needed, but since they won't be standard sizes I'm not sure how difficult that'll be. In the meantime there are people who know how to sew.

The furniture should be much easier to do, once I find out what I need to make it. That can finance the dress company. :D
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114225 is a reply to message #114028 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 02:56 UTC
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Well yeah, but the clothes made thus far have been from plastic/nylon/smth pieces fit together to properly dress a human form. They can be made elastic (and I saw a video of a bra made out of elastic plastic and shoes made out of plastic or metal), but they still won't be cotton or hemp. These are organic. Fabric can't be ground up and then poured or sculpted by a machine - it's made out of thousands of thin "strings" (sorry, English is not my native language) that are then interwoven together to form what you see as the fabric. Same with cardboard - it's made out of fiber, though I do assume it can be more easily 3D printed than fabric... But even so, I can't guarantee that the result would be "cardboard" and not... well, a different, denser, harder material.

And even if we do get the technology for this 5-10 years from now, you certainly won't need to buy printers that are on the market now, for technology that you don't know will exist - and if it will, what type of printer it'll need and such.

You CAN, however, create patterns for clothes on a computer and then cut the fabric in other to later sew the pieces together. But for that you don't need a 3D printer. And you need to have the fabric already in existence...

Sorry if I'm not understanding you right or if I'm raining on your parade, but the whole idea just kinda confuses me.

[Updated on: Tue, 21 April 2015 02:59 UTC]

Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114227 is a reply to message #114225 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 03:15 UTC
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No, you're not confusing me at all. This is exactly the kind of information I need, so I thank you.

Of course I realized that it's possible that the reason I've been having trouble finding resources to do what I plan to do is because they don't exist yet. In fact, it's possible that I will need to work with someone to create them, once I find the right developer who's interested in the challenge. Of course you're right about not buying anything before the technology I want is available, though I want to start making furniture right away, specifically designs based on a fold-up wooden table I have and a shelf that has pegs underneath it near where it meets the wall, and a bar for hanging clothes underneath. It's an excellent piece that does a lot in a small space and, in fact, it'll be best to make it out of something durable, as I want to use them in a tropical coastal environment, that's very hard on organic materials, and on most plastics, too.

Maybe I will go ahead and get an application to submit clothes to a programmable sewing machine, as I'm not the best seamstress in the world, nor do I want to be. I just want better clothes to wear, as do many other people.
Re: Comfort Crusader [message #114230 is a reply to message #114225 ] Tue, 21 April 2015 04:42 UTC
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AbsoluteGeekery wrote on Tue, 21 April 2015 02:56

And even if we do get the technology for this 5-10 years from now, you certainly won't need to buy printers that are on the market now, for technology that you don't know will exist - and if it will, what type of printer it'll need and such..


I just remembered another thing that made me so excited about printing fabric--I guess you didn't see any stories about this development by Disney Research Labs: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project/printed-teddy-bears/

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