In The World of 3D Technology
Do you remember your first time in the cinema watching a 3D movie? And how did you feel? Pretty excited, I guess? Well, me too, but 3D technology for very long has been associated with much more than movies. From objects to jewellery to clothes, 3D technology can now be part of almost every aspect of your life. We know we have been talking much about 3D Technology but these innovations are just awesome. Feel free to share your favourite one in the comment section below. So, let’s now put our 3D glasses on and explore the world of 3D technology.
Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) is a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. Objects can now be printed up to 100 times faster than the speed of present technology. The 3D printer is developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc and can produce a fully formed object by rising it from a resin pool so it is done completely at one time. “CLIP manipulates light and oxygen to fuse objects in liquid media, creating the first 3D printing process that uses tunable photochemistry instead of the layer-by-layer approach that has defined the technology for decades”. The technology allows different materials to be used such as ceramics, silicones, biodegradable materials, etc. Astonishingly, this new technology creates opportunities for innovations in industries such as aviation and health care. Talking about 3D printing, did you know that our friends from Twindom can create 3D miniatures of real people? Awesome, huh?
Do you own a 3D jewellery yet? Now, thanks to Argos, you can design and customise any piece of jewellery you want. From ring to cufflinks to earring , just pick up your desired metal and size and within 21 days you will be able to wear it. The price depends on the type of accessory but it will go somewhere between £50 and £220. But, you have to be extremely sure in your choice because the company does not allow cancelations of orders. However, who will possibly refuse such a nice feminine piece of recent 3D technology? Neil Tinegate, Argos’ digital innovation chief, said: “There has been a lot of excitement about 3D printing and we are just beginning to explore the mainstream application of these techniques“.
This fits me
Nowadays, digitally fabricated garments can fit you like a second skin. Very soon we will be able to get a 3D scan and create our own personalised garments, and everything will be done in our favourite fashion stores. Or at least that is what the industrial designer Leonie Tenthof van Noorden shared last year during Dutch Design Week while presenting her bespoke leather dress. The garment is part of “This Fits Me” collection and was produced by using 3D technology. “It’s about creating unique garments through 3D-scanning and generative design” she says. The customer gets a 3D body scan and then the dress is digitally scaled and customised. The technique, which you can see in more details here, can use different materials but leather is what Leonie picked up for her demonstration. “We used leather because it makes a very nice curve on the dresses” she says. “It creates a little bit of a 3D effect”.
And…, speaking about 3D scanning, have you tried our 3D Body Scanner yet?