Making interlocking structures with 3D printing, which could eventually have the smoothness of textiles, was the brain child from Jiri Evenhuis, at FOC 2000. Making simple flat pieces was technically relative easy already back then. However, automating bullet proof software for applying these structures on any double curved surfaces and then being able to also 3D print them, is a bit of a different story. Here are some development pictures of functional coding for complex surfaces.
Development partners in this project are:â€¨ Within and London College of Fashion.
Image courtesy Within