Nowadays, you can use 3D printing technology to create just about anything in record time.
Even an entire fashion line.
Danit Peleg, a recent graduate from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel, set out to print an entire collection of garments for her final project.
The 27-year-old didn't know much about 3D printing when she took on the project, but after researching the technology for nine months, she was able to complete her printing project start to finish in just 2,000 hours.
Peleg told Mashable,
I wanted to challenge myself to print the entire collection using home 3D printers. To be honest, I also wanted to have the freedom to make my own textiles as opposed to depending on what I'd find on the market.
Take a look at the pictures below to see her incredible 3D printed clothing collection.
Danit Peleg created her own collection of garments...
...for her final project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.
However, this 27-year-old decided to ditch the needle and thread...
...and instead, she used a 3D printer to create an entire collection in just 2,000 hours.
Peleg didn't know much about 3D printing so she spent nine months researching and dedicated a portion of her time to testing out different printing materials.
According to Peleg, "The breakthrough came when I was introduced to Filaflex, which is a new kind of filament; it's strong, yet very flexible."
Peleg created five different looks for the collection, using Filaflex filament and Witbox home printers as well as some help from TechFactoryPlus and the XLN community.
She sketched each garment using Optitex software, then used the software Blender to create virtual models and 3D files before moving on to the actual printing process.
It took Peleg nearly 400 hours (about 17 days) to print out all the pieces in the collection.
Peleg used Andreas Bastian's Mesostructured Cellular Materials as inspiration when she was constructing her own 3D printing patterns...
...and figured out how to create textiles that move just like regular cloth.
Her entire collection is a stunning blend of fashion and technology...
...and Peleg plans to continue her 3D printing endeavors in the future.
This project deserves more than an A+ in my book.
Citations: 3D printed clothing collection took student 2000 hours to produce (Mashable)