3D printed Fashion Collection, Meetups and more at CES 2016
CES 2016 brought nearly 170,000 people, including roughly 50,000 from outside of the US. Las Vegas, NV was the center of new technology, and networking from January 6th – 9th, 2016
In the middle of the desert, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 was in full swing and we’re going to show and tell what we saw from the Sands Expo, which housed the bulk of the 3D Printing section of CES (complete with photos and videos). We will also cover some of the additional events that we attended hosted by other companies!
The 3D Printing Section of CES 2016 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV
Showcasing TPU, Sculpteo’s Flexible Plastic Material
There was so much to be seen in the 3D Printing section of the Sand Expo. At the Sculpteo booth showcased our newest material Thermoplastic Polyurethane or TPU for short. Thanks to TPU it is now possible for our consumers to 3D print a functional and truly flexible object, using laser sintering technology, flexible plastic components combine freedom of design with a Shore hardness level of 65A, which is well below the market standard for 3D printing (the Shore hardness scale is used to measure the hardness/softness of elastomers). This new material has many revolutionary applications. At CES we showcased three very different uses of this material.
Reinventing textile design Sculpteo is working with young designer and ESMOD graduate Anastasia Ruiz, who has worked on integrating 3D printing into everyday fashion in her ‘Virus’ collection. Rather than seeking to replace fabric, Anastasia Ruiz has used 3D printing as an additional material for her designs to bring a new level of accessibility to 3D-printed clothing to ensure that it is no longer the exclusive privilege of runway fashion models. To see more 3D printed fashion in other materials we have an article on our 3D Printed Faux-Fur Skirt.
Other items in CES 2016 3D Printing Section (Non-Sculpteo 3D Prints)
Meetups that we attended: Women in 3D Printing Meetup and the Fictiv/Hackster Meetup
Women in 3D Printing Meetup:
Thanks everyone for joining us tonight! Was great to have you there!! See you next time! pic.twitter.com/d2S3Xr2lR0
— Women In 3D Printing (@Women3Dprinting) January 9, 2016
Fictiv & Hackster Meetup:
— MBIENTLAB (@mbientLab) January 8, 2016
We hope you enjoyed this photo series of CES 2016, for more information feel free to continue check out our article on our Faux-Fur Skirt.