A technology developed for military applications is now being used to create clothing and other physical objects from 3D models.

Betabrand has partnered with two scientists, Jonathan Bachrach and Saul Griffith of Otherlab, to create a new clothing item called the DARPA Hoodie. Bachrach and Griffith had earlier received a grant from DARPA to develop software that can convert 3D objects into 2D pattern pieces which can then be fabricated out of any material and fastened together to create a physical object. After the defense organization encouraged the duo to find non-military applications for their technology, they teamed up with Betabrand to create this unique hoodie.

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