3D Printed Fabric
Designed by 3D print service Digits2Widgets as a means to demonstrate the possibilities of 3D printing, the “fabric” is quite flexible. So flexible it’s almost comfortable against your skin. It’s like cloth, as it droops when lifted. It’s composed of zillions of tiny interlocked pieces, some offering “shields” for the “exterior surface”. This is in spite of the fact that each individual piece is made from hard, 3D printed SLS nylon material. These 3D print samples are quite unlike other flexible items we’ve seen. Other items may be flexible because they offer a couple of joints, while others are made with rubbery material. These are neither. The material has a delicate, light feel that almost seems warm. The material even has a pleasant soft sound when it’s flexed.