Presented soft plastic for 3D-print dress




Presented soft plastic for 3D-print dress


The Dutch company Shapeways , specializing in the field of 3D-printing is going to use the new soft plastic material to create a variety of products based on 3D-models. Elastomer called Elasto Plastic ideal for printing clothing, including footwear, such as sandals.

To date, the material is only available in the color “white night”. Its distinguishing feature is the high flexibility, which lacks most of the other materials used in the 3D-printing. In addition, Elasto Plastic has the shape memory effect, that is, the ability to return to its original shape after deformation.

At the same time, Shapeways notes that the material is experimental and, on closer inspection looks rough. At this stage Elasto Plastic can only be used for printing your own files. 3D-model of the online store Shapeways new option is not available yet.

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The thickness of the printed product should be not less than 5 millimeters. Only in this case, the manufacturer guarantees the high strength of the resulting material.

Material testing will continue until July 9. The company then decides to leave the material or refuse to further use. If successful, the test user opens a wide range of options for 3D-printing are not possible using hard plastics.

Practicality Elasto Plastic also be seen designers clothing. By the way, Shapeways already has some experience of 3D-print women’s dresses .

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