Weekly News Round-Up: Feb 18, 2013

Disruptions: On the Fast Track to Routine 3D Printing – “[3D printing]won’t necessarily directly create manufacturing jobs, except perhaps for the printers themselves. Dr. Lipson, the co-author of “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing,” said that the technology “is not going to simply replace existing manufacturing anytime soon.” But he said he believed that it would give rise to new businesses. ‘The bigger opportunity in the U.S. is that it opens and creates new business models that are based on this idea of customization.'”– via NYTimes.com

Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, moderates a panel about 3D printing featuring Carine Carmy, director of marketing for Shapeways; fashion designer Kimberly Ovitz; and Markus Ferrigato, head of innovation for Swarovski Professional.  Photo courtesy of Entrepreneur.com

Why Emerging Technologies May Hold the Future of Fashion – Recap of the recent Decoded Fashion event. Not a ton of detail on the 3d printing and fashion panel – next year we’ll have to get there for ourselves! – via Entrepreneur.com

Iris van Herpen’s 3D Printed, Laser-Sintered Couture   A review and video of Dutch designer Iris van Herpen‘s recent runway show. The highlight of van Herpen’s show was an ensemble featuring thousands of white spikes, designed in collaboration with MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman and produced by 3D printing company Stratasys. This was printed on an Object Connex, which allows different materials to be printed in the same object. – via Co.Design

Current Happenings:

Fashion + Technology Exhibit at Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT is holding an exhibition on Fashion + Technology now through May 8. It features 100 years in textile innovation, all the way up to 3d printed clothing.

New York, NY

Website: http://sites.fitnyc.edu/depts/museum/fashion-and-technology/home.html

Fashion Innovations in 3D Printing

As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents an event featuring designers and producers using cutting edge 3D printing techniques to push the boundaries of fashion. From the runway to the DIY hackerspace, 3D printing and rapid prototyping have become an increasingly popular and accessible way to produce objects that are both highly complex and easily replicable.

Joris Debo, Creative Director (.MGX by Materialise)
Duann Scott, Designer Evangelist (Shapeways)
Bradley Rothenberg, architect and Gabi Asfour, designer (threeASFOUR)
Alexandra Samuel, Dan Selden, and Ross Leonardy (Crowd Control)

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/332676

Innovation begins with education. This is something that rang true for the team behind the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which marks it’s 25th anniversary this year. What started as a discussion between Mode Collective, The Architect’s Newspaper and public relations firm Tobin and Tucker on the role of education at the ICFF, evolved into DesignX. […]

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