Monthly Archives: April 2018

Shapeways expands 3D printing services with additional $30 million funding

New York headquartered 3D printing marketplace Shapeways has announced a further $30 million in Series E funding. This round was led by Lux Capital, and included the participation of Union Square Ventures, INKEF Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Each of the investors are making a return from the prior round in 2015 which also saw Shapeways […]

Rice students target rate of cervical cancer with 3D printed training devices

The Gyno-mite team of Rice University’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) are working on a project that could transform the lives of many women, and the people who depend on them, in low-income countries around the world. Using 3D printing, the team has developed a realistic kit to help train doctors to conduct cervical examinations. […]

3D Hubs Digital Manufacturing Trends Q2 2018

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Der 3D-Druck Report von 3D Hubs erscheint im 2. Quartal 2018 erstmals unter dem Titel „Digital Manufacturing Trends“, da sich für 3D Hubs ein Wandel von 3D-Druck hin zur einer Plattform für Fertigung ergeben hat. Zusätzlich zum 3D-Druck werden nun auch Technologien wie CNC und Spritzguss abgedeckt. Der vierteljährliche Bericht basiert derzeit auf 6.000 aktiven […]

Der Beitrag 3D Hubs Digital Manufacturing Trends Q2 2018 erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com - Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

3D-gedruckte Komponenten für Orion Mond-Mission

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Stratasys arbeitet gemeinsam mit dem Produktions- und Dienstleistungsunternehmen Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) sowie dem Raumfahrtunternehmen Lockheed Martin Space an der Konstruktion von 3D-gedruckten Objekten für die Deep-Space-Raumsonde Orion der NASA. Der Schwerpunkt des Projekts liegt auf den Materialien, die für die Weltraummission über hohe Festigkeit, Widerstandsfähigkeit und Temperaturbeständigkeit verfügen müssen. Dazu eignet sich […]

Der Beitrag 3D-gedruckte Komponenten für Orion Mond-Mission erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com - Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

3D-gedrucktes Handelenks-Gerüst lässt neues Ligament- & Knochengewebe wachsen

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Ein Forscherteam der in Australien ansässigen Griffith University entwickelte im Rahmen eines 3D-Druckprojekts eine neue Methode zur Behandlung von SLIL-Verletzungen (Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament). In dieser Methode werden mit dem Einsatz von Bio-Engineering neue, personalisierte Ersatzknochen- sowie Bandkonstrukte für Patienten hergestellt. SLIL-Verletzungen zählen zu den häufigsten Bandverletzungen am Handgelenk. Behandelt werden diese Handgelenks-Verletzungen derzeit durch chirurgische […]

Der Beitrag 3D-gedrucktes Handelenks-Gerüst lässt neues Ligament- & Knochengewebe wachsen erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com - Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

3D Printing at the Movies: How a Costume was 3D Printed for Black Panther

If you live on this planet, you might have already watched or at least heard about the latest Marvel movie: Black Panther.

This blockbuster has been acclaimed by the public and movie critics for many reasons, including the impressive costumes worn by the characters.

Tradition meets 3D printing

The amazing outfits for the movie were inspired by the colors and shapes of African tradition and the cutting-edge technology of Wakanda. One of the main characters, Queen Ramonda, wears an elegant crown in the movie, reminiscent of the traditional crowns worn by married Zulu women.

Queen Ramonda wearing the 3D-printed crown

Queen Ramonda wearing the 3D-printed crown

This crown was 3D-printed by Materialise. It’s a perfect example of the Wakandan blend between old and new!

When Ruth Carter, Head Costume Designer for Black Panther, was faced with the challenge of designing a crown for the mother of T’Challa – the Black Panther himself – she sought the collaboration of an experienced designer for fashion and 3D-printed wearables, Julia Körner, and put it together using the 3D printing technologies available at Materialise.

The results are out of this world!

Black Panther cast

Marvel’s Black Panther Cast

Read more about this fantastic 3D print and the designing process on the Materialise blog.

A 3D printing technology worthy of a queen’s outfit

The technology chosen to 3D print Queen Ramonda’s crown was Laser Sintering and the material was Polyamide12 or Polyamide (SLS). This is the 3D printing option that offers the highest freedom of design, one of the best options for such a creative project!

Queen Ramonda and his son T'Challa in Black Panther

Queen Ramonda and his son T’Challa in Black Panther

Julia’s 3D design skills were key to achieving a crown that was stiff enough to retain its shape but also flexible enough to be comfortably worn by the actress Angela Basset who was playing Queen Ramonda.

Polyamide is also a great material for beginners in 3D printing and designers because it gives the possibility to print the most intricate shapes, and it comes in many different finishes and colors.

You can also print your creations in Polyamide (SLS) by uploading your 3D designs to the i.materialise 3D printing platform.

You’ve never been closer to Hollywood!

During the shooting of Black Panther

During the shooting of Black Panther

Look for more inspiring stories about 3D printing in fashion and shoe design on our blog.

All images courtesy of Marvel’s Black Panther / Costume Design by Ruth Carter