MakerBot 3D Printed Verlan Dress Launches at New York Fashion Week

Posted on September 7, 2013

3D printer Verlan Dress using MarketBot Flexible Filament

A 3D printed Verlan Dress made using MarketBot Flexible Filament debuted at New York Fashion Week. The dress was designed in the New Skins: Computational Design for Fashion workshop led by designer Francis Bitonti. It is held at the Pratt Institute's DAHRC. The dress is the first to use MakerBot Flexible Filament, a new adaptable filament material made out of polyester. A MakerBot Replicator 2s printed continually for close to 24 hours a day for two weeks to create this dress. This was total of 400 hours of printing.

Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO, said in a statement, "MakerBot Flexible Filament is different than traditional 3D printing filaments that are solid and stiff after extrusion; with its flexibility and suppleness, this could revolutionize 3D printing."

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Photo: Christrini