Iris Van Herpen: The Alexander McQueen Of Tech Geeks | Co. Design.

Wow! Iris VAn Herpen’s new works combine 3D printing and sewing techniques to produce visually and sculpturally stunning garments.

via Co. design Suzanne Labarre




TMD – Today’s Medical Developments : News.




TMD report on the use of 3D scanning techniques and RP in prosthetic design and fabrication.

Traditionally, making a prosthetic ear involves making a plaster casting of the good ear, and using that as a pattern for hand sculpting a mirror image for the opposite ear, which will be the pattern for the new ear. Now anaplastologists can send the plaster casting directly to DDI, who then scans it, mirrors the design digitally, and sends the file to be rapid prototyped. The new ear arrives within days, saving the anaplastologist a half day to a whole day of effort, which can be focused on higher value activity.

This helps in reducing costs, waiting times and offers greater accuracy.

Leah Heiss Projects

August 11, 2011

Leah Heiss Projects.

It has been some time since I looked at Leah Heiss’s work. Its great to see the number of different projects she has now developed, using a collaborative process. The outcomes are therapeutic jewellery and electronic garments through to large scale installations. Her practice falls in the fields of art, design and science, and she is interested in smart materials.


Seed Sensor

a swallowable device that detects gas fluctuations within the body (methane, carbon dioxide etc.) that may be an indicator of undiagnosed disease



Neckpiece + ring for administering insulin through the skin


Shape Change Jewellery
Jewellery that changes shape at body temperature


Ether Beat Garments
Garments which sense, process, transmit and receive the ECG wavelength to facilitate remote empathy


Images from



Artist uses haptic design tools and 3D printing to create otherworldly sculpture and jewelry « Ponoko – Blog.

Farah Bandookwala’s work is showing at the Jerwood Makers Open until 28th August.




The Art & Science of Touch from Siri Rodnes on Vimeo.

What is 3D Printing? [Infographic] | Sculpteo Blog.

for those who want this question aswered here’s an easy to follow guide



FOC Talents – Ionut Predescu | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Always interesting to see how jewellery is being designed using digital technologies. This bracelet, designed by Jan Kochariski, has a repeating element, which allows some stretch in size.

This is just the beginning for digital jewellery design, which does look to using precious materials and traditional design. So it will be further intersting to see how it evolves




N12 3D Printed Bikini

June 6, 2011

N12 3D Printed Bikini.




Shapeways reports on this 3D printed bikini by Continuum Fashion

“The bikini’s design fundamentally reflects the beautiful intricacy possible with 3D printing, as well as the technical challenges of creating a flexible surface out of the solid nylon. Thousands of circular plates are connected by thin springs, creating a wholly new material that holds its form as well as being flexible. The layout of the circle pattern was achieved through custom written code that lays out the circles according to the curvature of the surface. In this way, the aesthetic design is completely derived from the structural design.”   Mary Haung, Continuum Fashion

great development, though materials do need to devleop to make this really  easible.