Printing on fabric for complex shapes

3d printing never stops to surprise for the different way to approach design and modelling. In this article we’ll see the opportunity to reach different shapes through the behaviour of different materials in contact.

Drag and drop, design study located in Bucharest – Romania, has explored large size 3D printing in all its facets. They print mainly with Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 and model with algorithms, discovering new esthetic through materials and their features.

Divergent equilibrium lamp

divergent equilibrium 3d printed lamp
divergent equilibrium 3d printed lamp

Divergent equilibrium is a complex lamp that comes as a result of 3D printing polymeric filaments on textile material. The shape that comes out was studied starting from algorithms that draw curves and curls up the fabric, creating beautiful movements.

divergent equilibirum 3d printed lamp

“Our designs are intimately linked with the additive manufacturing process and we have been exploring the unique aesthetic features which are only made possible by the advent of large scale 3d printing. In our work we celebrate the chunky layers, the material drips and the intricate geometries that are only possible with this technology. As designers we have more control than everfrom the material mix to controlling the machine to promoting the work. It really feels empowering.” – Madalin Gheorghe / Drag And Drop

Cocoon lamp

cocoon 3d printed lamp

Cocoon is an intricated lamp where the softness of the textile interacts with the complex system of the 3D printed polymeric lines. The shape comes out by herself following the pattern designed with algorithms. As the result, appearance evokes smooth vibes, but also similar to the moon shape by the lateral view.

cocoon 3d printed lamp
cocoon 3d printed lamp

Here you can see the process of 3D printing on textile: you can see that suddenly after the releasing of the pins, the shape comes out. To create this lamp, Drag and Drop used the large size 3D printer Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0.

Large size 3D printer

industrial 3d printer

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 is the printer used to create these beautiful 3d printed lamp. It’s the perfect printer for large size pieces, with filament or pellet materials.