Weekly News Round-Up: March 10, 2013

The Future of Fashion: Download File and Print– A roundup of all the 3D fashion news we’ve seen elsewhere, but nice that Forbes is paying attention. – via Forbes.com

3D Printing Revolutionized Manufacturing Yet another roundup, but an interesting quote from Materialise CEO Wilfried Vancraen.  He says the 3D printing is too slow and too expensive to replace most mass market manufacturing – at least as we now know it. While 3D printing won’t be building iPads in your home anytime in the next 5 years, there are bigger opportunities for less complex items (hello accessories!).    –  via New York Daily News

Also from this week and covered here on PrintingDress.com:

Makerbot launches a scanner for objects to be printed using their printers. Very cool, but huge copyright and patent implications – very interesting to watch this shake out.

New Balance jumps into the 3D fray with a customizable running shoe.

Dita Von Teese rocks a 3D printed dress at the Shapeways/Ace Hotel 3D fashion event.

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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