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3D Systems makes the runway at the Melbourne Fashion Week

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article image A 3D printed garment showcased during the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

3D Systems Asia-Pacific  collaborated with designers Amelia Agosta and Natasha Fagg on a successful runway event featuring a one-of-a-kind 3D printed brassiere during the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.  

Pioneered by 3D Systems 25 years ago, 3D printing has transformed the way designers and engineers create with complete freedom from traditional constraints.  

3D printing systems are used extensively by leading fashion, jewellery and lighting designers across the world who are experimenting with 3D printing materials and technology to showcase their creative design skills.  

Working in collaboration with Natasha Fagg, Amelia Agosta designed a sculptural garment using 3D body scanning facilities to work on the exact measurements of a female size 6-8 as a template in the 3D modelling software.  

3D printing gave her the ability to explore and prototype 3-dimensional outcomes that cannot be achieved in traditional manufacturing. Amelia created an innovative one-off piece, following which she contacted 3D Systems RP Consultant, Chris Murray.  

Chris resolved a number of fabrication issues before converting the CAD files into a 3D printable format.  

Chris decided that SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) would be the most suitable process to manufacture the part. He designed a suitable mounting plate for the two pieces that would comfortably fit the model and be simple to put together.  

The parts were finally loaded into 3D Systems’ new sPro SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) machine and fabricated overnight. The parts were given a high quality finish and painted a flat matte white to match the aesthetics requested by Amelia.  

Amelia and Natasha were very happy with the outcome of the 3D printed brassiere, which was showcased at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.  

According to Simon Marriott, General Manager, 3D Systems Asia-Pacific, the company, as a leading 3D printer and custom parts provider serves a wide variety of applications and industries.  

3D Systems’ 3D content to print solutions are enabling talented designers such as Amelia to achieve their creative dreams.  

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers.

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