Functional 3D printing on fabrics and wearables
Via design competition ID Connect, we were selected to work on a design case for DSM. The design challenge was to create a safe and comfortable way for mothers to carry their children. Together with DSM and Makerpoint, we used 3D printing to develop a method to divide weight dynamically to increase the support area when needed.
The core values of the project are ‘care, safety, comfort, hygiene and sustainability’, so we printed these patterns on bamboo-based fabrics to create a sustainable, practical and hygienic solution.
Activity: Extra-curricular activity
Duration: two months
Team: Jaer Mertens
Partners: DSM Geleen, Makerpoint
Exhibitor Formnext Frankfurt 2017 – the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions
Runner-up – ID Connect Pitch competition at Dutch Design Week 2017