06 Jun '11, 7pm

World's First 3D-Printed Bikini Makes Debut

—or SLS, for short—the bikini materializes through a series of circular plates, each varying in size based on the curvature of the would-be wearer’s form . First, a thin layer of nylon powder is laid out onto a platform within a preheated chamber, based on information determined by the CAD file. The laser then melts (i.e. “sinters”) the tiny nylon particles into a solid mass.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/worlds-first-3d-printed-bikini-m...

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