Weekly News Round-Up: March 25, 2013

Designer Michael Schmidt on the World’s First Fully Articulated 3D Printed Dress – Great interview with Michael Schimdt,  the designer of the 3D dress Dita von Teese wore recently. This part was interesting to us:

Do you think fashion design will go totally 3D?
Definitely not. While a designer can create really original creations with this technology, there’s no substitute for the hand of a skilled artisan when it comes to touching the soul of the wearer. But there’s no reason the two can’t be allies!””


The Ten Principles of 3D Printing – Excerpted from Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing,  ten principles of 3D printing to help people and businesses take full advantage of 3D printing technologies. (Review coming!) – via BigThink.com

Gartner Says Early Adopters of 3D Printing Technology Could Gain an Innovation Advantage Over Rivals – Predictions from Gartner! But nothing we didn’t already know. Example:

“The material science behind 3D printing processes and materials will continue to progress, and affordable 3D printers are lowering the cost of entry into manufacturing in the same way that e-commerce lowered the barriers to the sale of goods and services. As a result, the 3D printer market will continue moving from niche adoption to broad acceptance, driven by lower printer prices, the potential for cost and time savings, greater capabilities, and improved performance that drives benefits and markets.”

 – via Gartner Press Release

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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