Swimsuit printed on a MakerBot printer challenges fashion designers to think about responsive materials

In the past decade fashion designers, students and brands large or small have begun to explore how they can leverage 3D printing. 3D printing, also known as desktop fabrication, and/or additive manufacturing, is a process for making three-dimensional objects or models. 3D printing’s impact on design and manufacturing in all consumer product categories is said potentially being larger than the Internet.

Applications of 3D printing continue to emerge every day, as this technology continues to penetrate more widely and deeply across industrial, maker, and consumer sectors.

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