Cocoon and Divergent the 3D printed lamps

Printing on fabric for complex shapes

3d printing never stops surprising with the different ways to approach design and modeling. In this article, we'll see the opportunity to reach different shapes through the behavior of different materials in contact.

Drag and drop, a design study located in Bucharest - Romania, has explored large-size 3D printing in all its facets. They mainly print with the 3MT 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 ever - from 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.

https://youtu.be/MQz7pkV-FLk

Large size 3D printer

industrial 3d printer
Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

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.


Model wears 3d printed clothes from the collection TECHNE

TECHNĒ, a 3D printed fashion line

3D printed clothes

Milan-based fashion designer Chiara Giusti has collaborated with Superforma Fablab, a digital manufacturing laboratory specializing in 3D printing, to create a 3D printed clothing line called TECHNĒ. As part of her final university project at Politecnico di Milano.

Models wear 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Italian fashion designer uses Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 to create 3D printing clothing line TECHNE

Giusti used a Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer to deposit Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) at high temperatures directly onto stretched textiles to create complex three-dimensional textures and geometries.

3D Fashion Designer

To create TECHNĒ, Chiara studied how 3D printing is used with tension-activated textiles in-depth. Chiara’s main aim was to produce comfortable yet fashionable clothes where 3D printing played a structural and decorative role. Previously, 3D printed materials have been more rigid than most fabrics used in clothing, which is why Chiara used FDM machines to print directly onto apparel to make the clothes comfortable to wear.

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Chiara studied a range of materials and techniques to implement sustainable methods. She believes 3D printed fashion involving machines and craftsmanship can attract a consumer base with a conscious approach to style. She says: “In a moment when everything is carelessly duplicated and synthesized, the combined work of mind, hands, and machines could generate a new fashion system.” 

3D Printer for clothes

Furthermore, SuperForma’s Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 FDM machine helped Chiara fine-tune the printing parameters and experiment with different materials that lead to creating the final clothing line. Chiara added: “It was CEO and founder Mattia Ciurnelli of SuperForma who followed the progress of the experimentation and helped me to manage the available technologies with his competence in digital fabrication.”

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 prints on fabric for the clothing line TECHNE

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 prints on fabric for the clothing line TECHNE

Superforma is part of the international WASP Hub network promoted by WASP. Aside from its work with TECHNĒ, WASP has worked on other large-scale structures, such as partnering with the Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan to showcase the Gaia, a 3D printed eco-house created with sustainable materials. 

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Chiara believes her creativity came from her knowledge in pattern making, which then influenced her ability to question, analyze, and rethink it throughout the study of the manufacturing process and experimentation with FDM printing machines. TECHNĒ was created with the ambition to combine form and function in 3D printed clothes. Chiara said: “Usually, 3D printing is used to create showpieces, sculptural structures, and even when printing materials and fabrics merge, additive manufacturing has a mainly decorative/ornamental role.”  

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Iris Van Herpen as inspiration

Esteemed fashion designer Iris van Herpen, known for her occasional ‘decorative/ornamental’ application of 3D printing in her designs, debuted her 3D printed ‘face jewelry’ at Paris Fashion Week 2019. The collection entitled ‘Cellchemy’ was created by 3D scanning each model’s face to map out a shape highlighting shifts in density and contours of their faces. The final result was a series of lace-like masks created by a high-resolution multi-material printer.    

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Chiara said: “I definitely believe that 3D printed fabrics could enter the global fashion market soon, but designers should combine their experience with the knowledge of scientists and engineers to further explore this sector, improving and stabilizing techniques and machines to obtain reliable, ergonomic products for the end-user.” 

Large scale 3D printer

stampante 3d industriale
Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 is the perfect printer to create large size pieces, with filament or pellet materials.


WASP technical sponsor of the Expo Dubai 2020 Design Competition Winner

Delta WASP 3MT experiences the 3D printed tissue

Our pay off is: Your dimension, Your material, Our solution and every day WASP works to create a network and give tailored answers.

Shapemode is a design studio specialized in digital fabrication and innovative additive printing technologies, based in Milan. When Shapemode asked us to collaborate with them on the SIKKA project, a unique project based on the innovative combination of textiles and 3D printing technology, we eagerly accepted. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHze7Kbk6Dg&t=2s

Delta WASP 3MT prints large formats and has been strategic to achieve the final results and allow the team to go beyond experimentation, up to the final production.

The project is based on the innovative combination of rigid materials with flexible materials and thanks to an experimental process, a 3D printed tissue was created.

Realized by a team of architects and designers from the Polytechnic and the NUMEN Institute SIKKA opens a new era in the texile industry. The prototyping process involves 3D printing with FDM technology (3D pellet printing) on ​​elastic tissue. Once the tension has ceased, the tissue generates a selective deformation of the surface and extremely complex surface bendings. The composite tissue is folded, cut and / or laminated to obtain further aesthetic and functional effects. Although experimental this process translates into visually convincing surfaces with unique performance characteristics.

SIKKA breaks new ground in digital textile technology and will have the honor of representing Italian innovation during next year’s Expo event to be held in the UAE from October 2020 to April 2021 and, even before that, at other national events focusing on design. The Design Competition, at its seventh edition in 2019, focuses on the creation of innovative projects and prototypes given by the collaboration between local companies and designers under the age of 35.

Shapemode won the competition as the best of the 20 projects selected to be exhibited at Expo 2020.

The combination of elastic and plastic tissue had already been tested in small elements, but the SIKKA project brought this experience to a large object for the first time thanks to Delta WASP 3MT printers.