Category Archives: wearables

3D printing beats traditional screen printing in biosensor for diabetics

Professor Yuehe Lin, assistant professor Arda Gozen and their team at Washington State University (WSU) have leveraged 3D printing to create a more effective glucose screening device. For use by people who suffer from diabetes, these microdevices have proven to be more sensitive and economical with materials than those produced using traditional screen printing. As […]

3D printing beats traditional screen printing in biosensor for diabetics

Professor Yuehe Lin, assistant professor Arda Gozen and their team at Washington State University (WSU) have leveraged 3D printing to create a more effective glucose screening device. For use by people who suffer from diabetes, these microdevices have proven to be more sensitive and economical with materials than those produced using traditional screen printing. As […]

NIIST 3D prints wearable electronic textiles for remote response

A multidisciplinary research group led by Kuzhichalil Peethambharan Surendran at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), India, has released findings from a project making flexible electronics for use in remote locations. Combining additive manufacturing with screen printing, Dr. Surendran’s team is able to add antennas to polyester, opening up new potential for wireless […]

Harvard’s hybrid 3D printing method creates electronic second skin

The future of wearable technology envisions smart devices worn as close to the human skin as possible. Activated by “soft”, flexible electronics, this kind of second skin will enable seamless interaction between wearers and their technology, enhancing the human ability to make decisions and perform tasks. Using a hybrid 3D printing method, researchers at Harvard […]

Materialise and Tailored Fits go off-piste in 3D printed wearables market

From its beginnings in the 1990s, Materialise has been a pioneer in 3D printing supply chains and applications. Its founder and CEO, Fried Vancraen considers 3D printing technology to be “not just as a fancy new prototyping technology but truly as an industrial revolution”. This is evident in the company’s latest venture: custom ski boots, […]

HeyGears wearables to build $148.8 million 3D printing R&D facility in China

Wearable technology company HeyGears is reportedly investing the equivalent of  $148.8 million USD (1 billion Chinese Yuan) into building a 3D printing R&D facility for the Foshan district of Guangdong, southeast China. The facility will contribute to the “Made in China 2025” intiative launched by the Chinese government to internationally promote the nation’s industrial and […]

Autodesk, Adidas and the IAAC to judge Fab Lab made RESHAPE 17 Programmable Skins competition

RESHAPE 17 is a digital fabrication competition, this year focusing on the microscopic structure of materials to make wearable tech. Facilitated by processes like 3D printing, the RESHAPE 17 …

REAL 2016: Behnaz Farahi and the Dynamic Use of 3D Printing for Body Architecture

By Tyler Koslow

Thus far, our coverage of the REAL 2016 conference has pertained to come pretty commercial industries. We’ve explored the all-encompassing term ‘Reality Computing’ as it relates to a variety of applications, and have seen how it’s being used to innovate the aerospace and medical industries. But one area we’ve yet to explore during our REAL coverage is art and fashion, both of which have become increasingly linked with digital fabrication and 3D printing technology. When it comes to melding the digital and physical worlds for the sake of art and fashion, not many designers can match nature-driven, dynamic work of California-based designer Behnaz Farahi.…

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