Fancy designing and printing your own clothes? Electroloom is a machine that builts thin, seamless clothing around metal templates, with each item taking between eight and 15 hours to form. Electroloom is currently funding on Kickstarter.
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In other 3D printing news, another company is Kickstarting a printer the size of a bulky pen. The 3DSimi Mini can extrude over eight different materials, including metal. Patent trolls may be jumping on the 3D printing trend too, for less pleasant reasons, and companies like Hasbro have already gotten into legal kerfuffles over 3D printed designs based on their characters.
3D printing your own clothes just became (kinda) a reality
Unless the technology, somehow, proves to be drastically limited, 3D printing is likely to be the genesis of a manufacturing revolution. The team behind Electroloom hope that, a few years down the line, instead of taking trips to H&M you’ll be ducking into your basement with a set of drawings the next time you need a new outfit …
3DSimo Mini – A New 3D Printing Pen Like No Other
If you were to ask me just two years ago what would be one of the hottest selling ‘3D printers’ on the market, I likely would not have guessed a handheld manual printer, better known as a 3D printing pen. This certainly seems to be the case with a company called 3DSimo, which plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the 3DSimo Mini, ‘The Ultimate Creator’s Tool,’ on June 23rd …
Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing
While patent litigation has been on the rise for a number of years, it hasn’t been between competing companies but from patent trolls who seek to buy up patent portfolios in order to sue industry players for infringement. "For most trolls, the goal is not to actually go into litigation. The …
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