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Shaped by Ancient Memories and Distant Cultures: Francesca Paolin’s 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shaped by Ancient Memories and Distant Cultures: Francesca Paolin’s 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Asian cultures, African tribes, long-forgotten memories and adventurous dreams: Italian fashion and jewelry designer Francesca Paolin creates one-of-a-kind 3D printed jewelry collections. Instead of choosing conventional materials like precious metals for her designs, Francesca surprises us with colorful 3D prints in Polyamide (nylon). Read on to learn more about her refreshing fusion-designs.

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3D Printing for the Royal Theatre of Madrid: Tomasz Dabert’s Modern Armor

3D Printing for the Royal Theatre of Madrid: Tomasz Dabert’s Modern Armor

To keep old stories fresh, theaters try to combine both classical and modern elements into their plays and stage sceneries. It thus only seems logical that the Royal Theatre of Madrid would search for new ways to create and enhance their costumes. But what would you create if you were asked to build a modern 3D printed armor for an opera? Especially to debut as your very first 3D print ever? (more…)

A 3D Printed Dress That Uses Robotic Arms To Defend Itself: Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress

A 3D Printed Dress That Uses Robotic Arms To Defend Itself: Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress

Known for fusing wearables and the latest technology, Anouk Wipprecht is no stranger to the fashion tech field. Her latest creation, the Spider Dress 2.0 is equipped with an Intel Edison chip that reads biosignals to defend the wearer’s personal space. Anouk used Materialise’s Magics software to create a watertight file so that the beautiful, complex design could be 3D printed flawlessly. And the result is amazing. (more…)

Speaker Spotlight: Caroline Das on “3D Printing Technology as a New Craftsmanship”

Speaker Spotlight: Caroline Das on “3D Printing Technology as a New Craftsmanship”

The Materialise World Conference is quickly approaching! Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Belgium, and participate in our two-day program full of workshops and lectures that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D-printed reality.

This week, our featured presenter is Caroline Das, co-founder of 3D-printed accessory fashion label DAMN. (more…)

Kaat Debo, Alexandra Verschueren and Tobias Klein Make 3D Printing Crystal Clear

Kaat Debo, Alexandra Verschueren and Tobias Klein Make 3D Printing Crystal Clear

Fresh off the printer, the “Incunabula” is the latest dress 3D printed by Materialise as part of the “1914 Now: Four Perspectives on Fashion Curation” installation. Following Rem Koolhaas’s Venice Architecture Biennale “Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014, four curators were asked to respond to the exhibition with a fashion piece and film installation. Their results challenge modern-day concepts and push us to rethink contemporary fashion. (more…)

Suit Up for the DAMN x Café Costume 3D Printed Jewelry Collection (For Men)

Suit Up for the DAMN x Café Costume 3D Printed Jewelry Collection (For Men)

Introducing a unique partnership between Café Costume, architect designer duo DAMN and Twikit, a pioneer in 3D customization. Inspired by Kunstwerkstede ‘De Coene’, they have created a collection of customizable 3D printed cufflinks, tiepins and money clips. The collaboration ties in perfectly with the world of new craftsmanship, in which 3D printing makes it possible to give each item a unique character. 

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