Dec 11, 2014

Kinematic Dress 4D printed clothing made by Nervous System

Nervous System in collaboration with Shapeways presented this fully 3d printed wearable dress printed in commercial powder based machine. The dress is made out of 2.279 triangles and 3.316 hinges.

From project description:
Nervous System has created the first dress with Kinematics, their unique 4D printing system that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the dress along with the software that created it for their permanent collection. Composed of thousands of interlocking components, the dress was 3D printed as a single folded piece at the Shapeways factory in New York City and required no assembly.
This was made possible by Nervous Systems' Kinematics system which combines design generation, customization, and simulation to enable the production of large flexible structures by 3D printing.

Credits:Dress created by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Nervous SystemWorn by Lana BriscellaFilmed & edited by Andrew Robertson & Passerby FilmsFilmed at Shapeways Factory in New York CityMusic by Joseph FraioliSpecial thanks to Duann Scott
Here is the video of dress creation process:

Here is the project homepage:

Dress in motion:

The dress in motion. Source: Nervous System

Kinematics dress is designed with Kinematics Cloth software developed to design 3d printable clothing and textile-like structures. You can use it yourself and design your custom 3d printed dress from your 3d body scan here:

Since the dress is larger then the available printvolume it needs to be folded in order to fit inside the 3d printer. This is done with Kinemtics Fold software: